Adaptive Leadership: Accelerating Enterprise Agility by Jim Highsmith

By Jim Highsmith

The agile software program circulation has now been round for a whole decade. As coauthor of the unique Agile Manifesto, Jim Highsmith has been at its middle because the starting. he is spent the previous decade assisting countless numbers of firms transition to agile / lean. in terms of agile, he is noticeable it all–in numerous industries, around the world. Now, in Adaptive management, he has compiled, up-to-date, and prolonged his top writings approximately agile and lean equipment for a administration viewers. Highsmith does not simply demonstrate what is operating and what isn't really; he deals a robust new imaginative and prescient for extending agility around the company.

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However, this book concentrates on the critical aspects of being agile and doing agile that managers and executives need to focus on first—that is, the most critical aspects of being adaptive leaders. 5. Note that this model is a starting place, a core on which to expand. Just as asking programmers to collaborate for the first time may be difficult for them, so tackling the tasks in this model may be difficult for leaders. “Doing less,” for example, isn’t usually in managers’ lexicon— they want to do more and more.

An even more difficult change may be getting business departments to think through how they can use frequent deployments to their advantage and then change their business processes to accommodate them. They will also need to decide how to articulate the benefits of these frequent deployments to their customers. For some business departments, daily deployments of new features may have significant consequences; for others, it may not. Finding the right schedule of deployments for different groups means business departments will need to become more agile themselves.

Issues that keep coming up appear to be somewhat universal across the world. Leaders and managers share the following characteristics: They are eager to understand their role beyond software delivery. They want to explore how to expand agile concepts outside IT. info CHAPTER 2 A DAPTIVE LEADERSHIP TODAY 23 They are figuring out ways to be more responsive to business and technology opportunities. They are eager to connect with other leaders and managers. First, the agile community has been focused, and rightfully so, on delivery issues—the principles and practices that have improved software delivery in many organizations.

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