Agile: An Executive Guide

Book Name : Agile: An Executive Guide_x000D_
Real results from IT budgets

By by Jamie Lynn Cooke

Sub Title : Real results from IT budgets

Written by : by Jamie Lynn Cooke

Subject Category : Economics

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The true power of Agile methodologies is not technology; it is business value generation. Use Agile methodologies to turn your IT solution challenges into high business-value returns All too often, IT solutions are plagued by budget overruns, missed deadlines, low-quality outputs and dissatisfied users. Agile methodologies are proven, common-sense methods for substantially increasing the relevance, flexibility and bottom-line business value of your software solutions. Quantify and measure the benefits that Agile methodologies can deliver to your organisation. Agile methodologies, such as Scrum, DSDM, FDD, Lean, XP and Kanban, are proven approaches for applying the finite resources of an organisation to deliver high business-value software solutions on time and within allocated budgets. These methodologies protect organisations from wasting their IT budgets by replacing large upfront financial commitments with incremental investment based on the ongoing business value of delivered software. They encourage collaboration with key stakeholders, empower staff to regularly deliver bottom-line value, and ensure that IT solutions are responsive to ongoing organisational and market changes. Read this guide and … Understand the 10 core business benefits of Agile. At the heart of Agile methodologies are 10 core business benefits that enable organisations to maximise their IT investments, including: Better risk management, ongoing control of budget expenditure, better alignment with business requirements, and substantially higher quality IT solutions. Agile: An Executive Guide details each of these benefits from a strategic senior management perspective. Identify which Agile methodologies align with the specific needs of your organisation. Agile: An Executive Guide provides you with tools to assess your organisational culture, structure and dynamic in order to determine whether Agile methodologies are suitable to your specific needs, and to select those Agile methodologies that are the best fit for your organisation. Get the essential information you need to implement Agile within your organisation. Agile: An Executive Guide is full of practical advice, including detailed guidelines to help you: Choose the right kick-off point for Agile within your organisation; avoid common traps; monitor and measure your investment; and broaden the use of Agile methodologies into other areas of your organisation. It includes step-by-step guidelines, interactive tools and targeted questionnaires to help you and your staff successfully implement these methodologies. Agile: An Executive Guide describes Agile methodologies in clear business language specifically written for business professionals. It will help you make realistic business-driven decisions on whether Agile methodologies are appropriate for your organisation; whether you are looking to consolidate your IT overheads, to provide better software solutions to your clients, or to have more control over your IT expenditures. This guide provides practical, proven ways to introduce, incorporate and leverage Agile methodologies to maximise your business returns. Agile methodologies have been helping organisations turn their IT overheads into high business-value returns for over 20 years. Buy this pocket guide today and turn your IT budget into real, measurable results for your organisation. IT Governance Ltd; May 2011 ISBN 9781849281904 Read online, or download in secure PDF format Title: Agile: An Executive Guide Author: Jamie Lynn Cooke Imprint: IT Governance Publishing Subject categories Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Large industry. Factory system. Big business > Cooperation. Cooperative societies Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Industry Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial management Computers > Programming Business > Project Management Computers > Reference ISBNs 1849281904 9781849281898 9781849281904 9781849281911

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Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Large industry. Factory system. Big business - Cooperation. Cooperative societies Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Industry Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Management. Industrial management Computers - Programming Business - Project Management Computers - Reference

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1849281904 - 9781849281898 - 9781849281904 - 9781849281911

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