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Agile Principles Unleashed: Proven approaches for achieving real productivity gains in any organisation by Jamie Lynn Cooke

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CHAPTER 2: WHY IS AGILE SO EFFECTIVE?

The pharmaceutical company case study on page 18 paralleled two organisations faced with exactly the same challenges: the same product, the same market demand, the same time-frame and the same budget allocation. The only difference between these organisations was the way in which each chose to approach the business problem. So, why was the outcome of each activity so dramatically different for Agile Approaches, Inc. compared to its competitor?

This chapter reduces the business case for Agile approaches to three bottom-line factors:

  • Agile approaches protect organisations from controllable risk on a number of levels
  • Agile approaches cost relatively little for organisations to start (or stop) using
  • Agile approaches ...

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