Agile Productivity Unleashed

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In this new edition of her award-winning book, Jamie Lynn Cooke explains the principles of Agile, shows why it works, and demonstrates how to use Agile to significantly increase productivity, quality, and customer satisfaction in any industry.
It shows how Agile approaches can give you:
• A faster, more flexible and highly responsive framework, allowing your organisation to ...
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Agile Productivity Unleashed: Proven approaches for achieving real productivity gains in any organization

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Overview

In this new edition of her award-winning book, Jamie Lynn Cooke explains the principles of Agile, shows why it works, and demonstrates how to use Agile to significantly increase productivity, quality, and customer satisfaction in any industry.
It shows how Agile approaches can give you:
• A faster, more flexible and highly responsive framework, allowing your organisation to leverage internal and external changes more quickly.
• Significantly more efficient use of resources and time, freeing up staff for greater innovation and value creation.
• Direct stakeholder engagement, resulting in better customer relationships and more compelling product development.
Written for managers and business professionals, the book presents a range of proven Agile methods including Scrum®, Kanban, Feature Driven Development™ (FDD™) and the Dynamic Systems Development Method® (DSDM®) in clear business language. The author then devotes a chapter to each of the 12 Agile principles that make these approaches consistently successful, and details how to use these methods to tackle the core challenges faced by every organization.
The book concludes with in-depth case study that compares Agile with traditional approaches for achieving three common business objectives, followed by step-by-step guidelines to making Agile work for your organization, and a range of resources for further reading.
Read this book and learn how to unleash the potential of Agile in your organization.
About the author
Jamie Lynn Cooke has 24 years of experience as a senior business analyst and solutions consultant, working with more than 130 public and private sector organizations throughout Australia, Canada and the United States. She has been working hands on with Agile approaches since 2003.
The first edition of Agile Productivity Unleashed won the AXIOM Business Book Awards Bronze Medal for TQM/Productivity Books in 2011
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Colin Bentley

"... an excellent guide; well structured, well written... It should light many fires in senior management's minds when they think of the problems their projects have had."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849285636
  • Publisher: IT Governance
  • Publication date: 4/1/2014
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Jamie Lynn Cooke has 22 years of experience as a senior business analyst and solutions consultant, working with over 130 public and private sector organizations throughout Australia, Canada and the United States.

Her background includes business case development; strategic and operational reviews; business process modelling, mapping and optimization; product and project management on small to multi-million dollar initiatives; quality management; risk analysis and mitigation; developing/conducting training courses; workshop delivery; and refining e-business strategies.

She is the author of Agile Principles Unleashed, a book written specifically to explain Agile in non-technical business terms to managers and executives outside of the IT industry; Agile: An Executive Guide: Real results from IT budgets, which gives IT executives the tools and strategies needed for bottom-line business decisions on using Agile methodologies; and Everything you want to know about Agile: How to get Agile results in a less-than-Agile organization, which gives readers a range of strategies for aligning Agile work within the reporting, budgeting, staffing and governance constraints of their organization.

She is a well-regarded speaker on both business and technology topics, most recently presenting on issues such as: Getting Management and Business user Support for Using Agile and When is Agile Not the Answer? at the Business Process Modelling world conference in Brisbane, Australia and at the AgileCanberra professional forums.

Jamie has been working hands-on with Agile methodologies since 2003, and has researched hundreds of books and articles on Agile topics. She is a signatory to the Agile Manifesto, has attended numerous Agile seminars; and has worked with prominent consultants to promote Agile methodologies to large organizations.

Jamie has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Psychology (Human Factors Engineering) from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts; and a Graduate Certificate in e-Business/Business Informatics from the University of Canberra in Australia.

Jamie Lynn Cooke has 24 years of experience as a senior business analyst and solutions consultant, working with more than 130 public and private sector organizations throughout Australia, Canada and the United States. She has been working hands on with Agile approaches since 2003.

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