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Agile Productivity Unleashed, Second Edition

Agile Productivity Unleashed, Second Edition

SKU: 3064
Authors: Jamie Lynn Cooke
Publishers: IT Governance Publishing
Format: PDF
ISBN13: 9781849285643
Pages: 379
Published: 18 Apr 2014
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ISBN13: 9781849285650
Pages: 390
Published: 18 Apr 2014
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Format: Softcover
ISBN13: 9781849285636
Pages: 402
Published: 03 Apr 2014
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Format: Kindle
ISBN13: 9781849285667
Pages: 379
Published: 18 Apr 2014
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In this new edition of her award-winning book, Jamie Lynn Cooke reveals the secrets of the Agile methodologies that have revolutionized the way that many of the world’s most successful companies operate. Written for business professionals and managers, the book explains the core principles of Agile, shows why these approaches work, and demonstrates how to use Agile to significantly increase productivity, quality, and customer satisfaction in any industry.

Price: £29.95

Benefits of Agile for your organisation:

  • Proven methods for meeting every project deadline
  • More accurate status reporting with substantially less paperwork
  • A highly responsive adaptive management framework with minimal overheads
  • Greater staff motivation, innovation, and value creation
  • Significantly more efficient use of limited resources and time
  • Strategies for leveraging internal and external changes in the organization, including changing market conditions
  • Better customer relationships, more compelling product development and higher quality outputs through direct stakeholder engagement
  • More effective use of available budgets to deliver real productivity gains across a range of business activities.

The key business value of 12 Agile Principles explained

Agile Productivity Unleashed presents the 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 explaining 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.

Will it work for me?

The book concludes by presenting an in-depth case study that compares Agile with traditional approaches for achieving three common business objectives, followed by step-by-step guidelines to make Agile work for your organization, and a range of resources for further reading.


  1. Agile in a Nutshell
  2. Why is Agile So Effective?
  3. Why Don't More Organizations Use Agile?
  4. Agile Sounds Good, But...
  5. Responsive Planning
  6. Business-value-driven Work
  7. Hands-on Business Outputs
  8. Real-time Customer Feedback
  9. Immovable Deadlines
  10. Management by Self-motivation
  11. "Just-in-time" Communication
  12. Immediate Status Tracking
  13. Waste Management
  14. Constantly Measurable Quality
  15. Rear-view Mirror Checking
  16. Continuous Improvement
  17. Selecting Agile Approaches That Best Meet Your Needs
  18. Introducing Agile Within Your Org
  19. Expanding the Use of Agile in Your Organization
About the author

Jamie Lynn Cooke

Jamie Lynn Cooke has 25 years of experience as a senior business analyst, project manager and solutions consultant, working with over 130 public and private sector organisations throughout Australia, Canada and the United States.

Jamie has been working hands-on with Agile methods 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 methods to numerous organisations worldwide.

She is also a well-regarded speaker on both business and technology topics, most recently presenting on topics such as Getting Management and Customer 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.

Customer Reviews

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Number of reviews: 1
1. on 17/09/2014, said:
5 stars out of 5
... 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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