Rethinking Agile

Why Agile Teams Have Nothing To Do With Business Agility

Klaus Leopold

Publisher: LEANability, 2018, 134 pages

ISBN: 978-3-903205-39-0

Keywords: Project Management

Last modified: Feb. 12, 2020, 1:39 a.m.

All of the agile cards have been pulled, and nonetheless new products still do not get faster to the market.

If this situation seems familiar, you should read this story about a company that prepared their agile transition in exemplary fashion: 600 employees reorganized into cross-functional teams, their work visualized and practically perfect Standups and Retrospectives held.

The result: Time-to-Market for the products became worse — and not a trace of business agility.

This book shows you what goes wrong with many agile transitions and why the desired improvements fail to materialize. You also learn how to get out of a dead end and what can be done before starting a transformation in order to prevent heading down a dead end to begin with.

A little preview: Do not start by making teams agile — this will save your nerves and lots of money!

  • Part 1: The Problem
  • Part 2: The Causes
  • Part 3: The Solution
  • Part 4: The Result


Rethinking Agile

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Good ******* (7 out of 10)

Last modified: July 16, 2020, 3:34 p.m.

An in-depth look into the misuse of Agile, and how you can correct some of the misuse, written by an authority on the subject.

Refreshingly open and to the point.


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