The Age of Agile: How Smart Companies Are Transforming the Way Work Gets Done (Hardcover)

How Smart Companies Are Transforming the Way Work Gets Done

By Stephen Denning

Amacom, 9780814439098, 336pp.

Publication Date: February 8, 2018

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Description

More value from less work. An unstoppable business revolution is under way--and it is Agile. Companies that embrace Agile Management learn to connect everyone and everything . . . all the time. They can deliver instant, intimate, frictionless value on a large scale. Agile began emerging many decades ago, but truly took off in the software development industry. Sparking dramatic improvements in quality, innovation, and speed-to-market, the Agile movement is now spreading quickly throughout all kinds of companies. It enables a team, a unit, or an enterprise to nimbly adapt and upgrade products and services to meet rapidly changing technology and customer needs. And the process is applicable anywhere--companies don't need to be born Agile, like Spotify. Even centuries-old Barclays is making the transition and reaping rewards. Filled with examples from every sector, The Age of Agile helps readers: Master the three laws of Agile Management (team, customer, network) - Embrace the new mindset - Overcome constraints - Employ meaningful metrics - Make the entire organization Agile - And more With this breakthrough approach, even global giants can learn to act entrepreneurially. Their future depends on it.


About the Author

STEPHEN DENNING is a renowned management innovator and popular Forbes.com columnist. A former World Bank executive, he serves on the advisory board for the Drucker Forum and is the author of several books including The Leader's Guide to Radical Management.
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