Agile Performance Improvement: The New Synergy of Agile and by Bob Winter PDF

By Bob Winter

"1+1=3. that's the equation that summarizes the subject matter of this ebook. The book’s message is to combine the developmental rules of Agile with the result-focused ways critical to functionality consulting. Your results in shaping human functionality can be significant--and more than if you happen to in simple terms used this sort of versions. it is a publication for somebody who seeks to paintings collaboratively with leaders to result in regularly bettering and sustainable organizational change." --Dana Gaines Robinson, coauthor of Performance Consulting

Agile functionality Improvement demonstrates the mutual merits that accrue to the worlds of functionality consulting and agile software program improvement while the values and rules of either are mixed synergistically below the advice of practitioners expert in either. The agile functionality development version blends the foundations of human functionality know-how with the frameworks and practices of Agile. the result's an procedure that maximizes the worth of interactions one of the advisor, the paintings workforce, and the client. not like conventional end-to-end waterfall procedures, agile functionality development can provide worth continually and in small increments, relentlessly concentrating on results of price to the buyer. development on buildings of Agile which are utilized in software program improvement, reminiscent of Scrum, the agile functionality development version considers the human section of holistic ideas in constructing a continuing circulate of value.

Bob iciness, a functionality advisor, was once the product proprietor for the company schooling scrum aiding an agile transition initiative for hundreds and hundreds of engineering groups. From this cross-disciplinary event, he came across that the 2 cultures, languages, and methodologies of functionality consulting and agile software program improvement are—far from being incongruent, incompatible, or inappropriate to every other—in truth excellent to enrich and help one another. Being agile improves the effectiveness of the functionality advisor, and utilising the teachings of human functionality know-how improves the effectiveness of software program improvement teams.

In Agile functionality Improvement, iciness teaches functionality experts find out how to follow agile rules, values, and techniques usefully to the projects of optimizing human functionality in parts of perform not just adjacent but in addition way past the area of software program and IT engineering, similar to company studying options, human assets platforms, and non-software items. Conversely, he exhibits engineering groups immersed in an agile surroundings how you can improve their functionality utilizing the rules and strategies taught and cultivated via functionality specialists. the writer, who has labored commonly on each side of the normal divide, recounts entertainingly yet informatively how either sparks and fur can fly whilst geeks come across humans people.

What you’ll learn

After analyzing this publication, enterprise executives, staff individuals, agile practitioners, and function consulting practitioners might be in a position to do the following:

  • Apply agile engineering practices to the layout and improvement of studying options and non-software products
  • Apply the analytical thoughts of human functionality expertise to the answer of any company challenge concerning human services, together with software program development
  • Leverage the agile functionality development version to maximise the price of interactions between product vendors, paintings groups, and buyers in any product or method area
  • Avoid the typical pitfalls confronted through groups transitioning from conventional paintings tools t

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