Being Agile in Business: Discover faster, smarter, leaner ways to work / Edition 1

Being Agile in Business: Discover faster, smarter, leaner ways to work / Edition 1

by Belinda Waldock
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Being Agile in Business: Discover faster, smarter, leaner ways to work / Edition 1

Agile and lean aren’t just business buzzwords – they’re the fast and efficient methodologies you need to change the way you work – for good.

Work faster, think clearer and improve your agility, both professionally and personally, with a suite of powerful tools that will introduce you to the essential skills and mindsets of agile and lean and quickly encourage you to start thinking differently.

Ø Get up to speed: learn all about agile and lean and how they can work for you

Ø Stop wasting time: think smart, act fast, be adaptable and get more done

Ø Be efficient: spot opportunities, maximise your resources and blast through barriers

Ø Get results: maximise quality and value and turn your ideas into reality

For a clear, collaborative and more enjoyable way to work, start being agile – today!

Shortlisted for the ‘Practical Manager’ category at the Chartered Management Institute Management Book of the Year Awards. Judges' comments:

"A unified suite of practical tools that will enable all managers to work faster, think clearer and improve their agility."
Ian MacEachern, Practical Manager Category Chair

"I would recommend it to leaders of SMEs, who are sometimes so immersed in the "now" they canoot see a way to get to a less stressful future."
Quentin Kopp - Practical Manager Category Judge

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781292083704
Publisher: FT Press
Publication date: 08/03/2015
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

Belinda Waldock is an agile business coach and a professionally qualified

Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) coach and mentor in business management with a Computer Science degree. Over the past 15 years Belinda has worked with small to medium-sized businesses in the UK, supporting information and communication technology (ICT) adoption and, more recently, agile adoption through Oxford Innovation. As programme manager and business coach for Agile Innovation, Belinda has worked with a broad range of high-growth businesses across most business sectors to adopt agile practices to leverage their growth aspirations.

Belinda works independently as an agile business coach, facilitator and trainer and supports a wide array of businesses, teams and individuals to adopt agile. She is part of the organising committee for one of the world’s leading agile conferences, ‘Agile on the Beach’, held each September in Falmouth, Cornwall. Belinda has helped to develop and grow the conference over the past four years and is a regular speaker, sharing her experiences of adopting and using agile beyond the software sector. She also supports Software Cornwall, a small, high-growth cluster network of software development companies, and is a business advisor for Young Enterprise.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Being Agile

1. Agile Background

2. Agile Benefits

3. Agile Characteristics

4. Agile Logic

Part 2: Agile Thinking

5. Agile State

6. Agile Beliefs

7. Agile Method

8. Agile Goals

9. Agile Reality

10. Agile Options

11. Agile Way Forward

12. Continuous Delivery

Part 3: Agile Approach

13. Agile Scope

14. Estimation Games

15. Ranking Priorities

16. Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

17. Agile Dashboard

18. Lean Pipelines

19. Lean Efficiencies

20. Run Sprints not Marathons

21. Sanity Metrics not Vanity Metrics

22. Agile Reflection

23. Learning from Experience

Part 4: Agile Culture

24. Sharing Agile

25. Agile Culture

26. Agile Teams

27. Lean Teams

28. Agile Leadership

29. Agile Management

30. Business Agility

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