I just released my long-awaited book, Breaking Through the Agility Barrier: Creating Information Systems that Accelerate Business Agility.
An unseen barrier exists between the “agile” development processes widely used by IT groups, and the needs of the business to change their systems rapidly in response to changing market conditions and company goals. This barrier is expensive, resource-hungry, and bleeds value from the business.
Only by understanding this barrier, and the simple principles required to break through it, can IT leaders deliver their highest value to the business. While simple to describe, though, it’s not so simple to execute, and here is where I can help.
My mission is to help IT leaders (and aspiring leaders)—at whatever level they may be, from CIOs to developers—to improve their ability to deliver true business agility.
It’s my sincere hope that others will find my observations, insights, ideas, and pragmatics to be as useful in their practice as I have in mine.