BCS publishes comprehensive introduction to agile principles

Agile practice has transformed the way organisations carry out business and respond to change. To be successful, an agile mindset needs to be adopted throughout an organisation, not just within the IT team, according to the latest book to be published by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

Lead author and editor Peter Measey explains: "To be flexible has become vital for a business in today's global markets. The purpose of agile is to allow organisations to react to the increasingly dynamic opportunities and challenges of today's business world, in which IT has become one of the key enablers."

Agile Foundations: Principles, practices and frameworks by Peter Measey and Radtac is aimed at those working in an agile environment or wanting to understand agile practices. It is also the official textbook for the BCS Foundation Certificate in Agile.

The book gives a comprehensive introduction to agile methodologies and will enable readers to apply core values and principles in their organisation.

Dean Leffingwell, Creator SAFe framework and author says: "Agile Foundations provides a much-needed overview of agile, the new values, principles and mindsets, and the innovative methods that are driving improved software development outcomes worldwide. A great read for every manager and leader embarking on an agile journey."
Andrew Lee, Managing Director, William Hill Online says: "This book outlines a pragmatic view across all agile frameworks. Its approach is at the heart of how we continually evolve the delivery and cultural effectiveness of our organisation."

"This book provides a comprehensive and balanced view of the various agile approaches. This information is particularly important for those considering adopting agile as it allows informed decisions to be made and ensures the style of agile chosen actually fits with the culture and constraints of the organisation where it will be used," concludes Mary Henson, Chief Executive, DSDM Consortium.

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