By Robert Winter
"1+1=3. that's the equation that summarizes the topic of this booklet. The book’s message is to combine the developmental rules of Agile with the result-focused ways essential to functionality consulting. Your results in shaping human functionality can be significant--and more than should you purely used this kind of versions. this can be a booklet for a person who seeks to paintings collaboratively with leaders to lead to always bettering and sustainable organizational change." --Dana Gaines Robinson, coauthor of Performance Consulting
Agile functionality Improvement demonstrates the mutual merits that accrue to the worlds of functionality consulting and agile software program improvement while the values and ideas of either are combined synergistically below the tips of practitioners expert in either. The agile functionality development version blends the foundations of human functionality expertise with the frameworks and practices of Agile. the result's an procedure that maximizes the worth of interactions one of the advisor, the paintings staff, and the client. in contrast to conventional end-to-end waterfall procedures, agile functionality development offers price always and in small increments, relentlessly targeting results of worth to the buyer. development on buildings of Agile which are utilized in software program improvement, equivalent to Scrum, the agile functionality development version considers the human component to holistic recommendations in developing a continuing circulate of value.
Bob iciness, a functionality advisor, used to be the product proprietor for the company schooling scrum aiding an agile transition initiative for hundreds and hundreds of engineering groups. From this cross-disciplinary event, he stumbled on that the 2 cultures, languages, and methodologies of functionality consulting and agile software program improvement are—far from being incongruent, incompatible, or beside the point to every other—in truth preferrred to counterpoint and aid one another. Being agile improves the effectiveness of the functionality advisor, and utilising the teachings of human functionality know-how improves the effectiveness of software program improvement teams.
In Agile functionality Improvement, iciness teaches functionality experts easy methods to follow agile rules, values, and techniques usefully to the initiatives of optimizing human functionality in parts of perform not just adjacent but additionally way past the area of software program and IT engineering, comparable to company studying ideas, human assets platforms, and non-software items. Conversely, he exhibits engineering groups immersed in an agile atmosphere tips on how to improve their functionality utilizing the rules and strategies taught and cultivated via functionality experts. the writer, who has labored broadly on each side of the conventional divide, recounts entertainingly yet informatively how either sparks and fur can fly whilst geeks come across humans people.
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Agile Performance Improvement: The New Synergy of Agile and Human Performance Technology by Robert Winter