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Getting Started

Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative.

—H. G. Wells

Throughout the history of the human species, people have learned to adapt to the environment. When the weather got too cold during the ice ages, Northern Hemisphere peoples either migrated south or adapted their clothing to live in the cold. People have adapted their eating habits, tools, and resistance to certain germs. Theories of physical and cultural evolution postulate that successful human populations and processes continuously adapt to their environments.

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Cover of Being Agile: Your Roadmap to Successful Adoption of Agile

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An unwillingness on the part of many in the software development field to to make corrective course changes in the short-term, has resulted in unwieldy upfront requirements and inflexible planning. In our rapidly changing environment, a more adaptive and agile approach is necessary to succeed.