The Age of Agile: How Smart Companies are Transforming the Way Work Gets Done

  • 6h 30m
  • Stephen Denning
  • 2018

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 Agile advocate who serves on the advisory board of the Drucker Forum. He is a former World Bank executive and author of several books including The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • More Value from Less Work
  • The Law of the Small Team
  • The Law of the Customer
  • The Law of the Network
  • Implementing Agile at Scale—Microsoft
  • From Operational to Strategic Agility
  • Changing the Organizational Culture
  • The Trap of Shareholder Value
  • The Trap of Share Buybacks
  • The Cost-Oriented Economics Trap
  • The Trap of Backward-Looking Strategy
  • Nuclear Winters and Golden Ages
  • Notes
  • Free Sample from Shift Ahead by Allen Adamson and Joel Steckel


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