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Becoming Agile: ... in an imperfect world by Greg Smith, Ahmed Sidky

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Chapter 4. The fitness test: all about readiness assessments

The fitness test: all about readiness assessments

Imagine the average Joe hears about a marathon that is being run for a great cause. He gets motivated and decides to participate. Joe thinks that running a marathon is no big deal and does absolutely no preparation. He starts the marathon and gets off to a great start. But after half an hour or so, Joe's body can't take it. He doesn't have what it takes to run the marathon.

Similarly, organizations may hear about agile and its benefits and get motivated to adopt agile practices. Although becoming agile is about adopting a new mindset toward software development, many organizations think ...

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