By Jim Highsmith
The agile software program stream has now been round for an entire decade. As coauthor of the unique Agile Manifesto, Jim Highsmith has been at its middle because the starting. he is spent the previous decade aiding hundreds of thousands of agencies transition to agile / lean. by way of agile, he is noticeable it all–in a number of industries, around the world. Now, in Adaptive management, he has compiled, up to date, and prolonged his most sensible writings approximately agile and lean tools for a administration viewers. Highsmith does not simply display what is operating and what is not; he bargains a robust new imaginative and prescient for extending agility around the firm.
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