Scaling Software Agility: Best Practices for Large Enterprises
by Dean Leffingwell
(The Agile Software Development Series)
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1 edition (February 26, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0321458192
ISBN-13: 978-0321458193Review by Maudrit Martinez

Great work by Dean Leffingwell. Dean describe in a very pragmatic way the best practices and guidelines to follow for a real scalable agile adoption.

Agile is a short word but a big spectrum of initiatives, methodologies, practices, etc… what to use and when to used it’s the real challenge, especially for large distributed projects and organizations.

The book is full of advices based on experience that will guide you in the selection key features from the agile family that will help the adoption of Agile in non-trivial projects or organizations.

The author also addressed many of the common misunderstanding about Agile by pointing out key comparables features between Agile and more traditional approaches of developing software.

Part III of the book covers some very interesting and useful topics (Intentional Architecture, Lean, Managing Distributed Development, and Measuring Business Performance, among others) while describing the necessary transformation in order to create an Agile Enterprise.

If you are an Agile practitioner you will find value in the book by looking at the advices and guidelines suggested by the author. If you are new to Agile the book will give you a good overview of many of the top Agile methods and practices in order for you to decide the direction your group or organization will take.

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