Being Agile: Your Roadmap to Successful Adoption of Agile by Mario E. Moreira

By Mario E. Moreira

Being Agile is your roadmap to effectively remodeling your company to an Agile tradition. Veteran agile trainer Mario Moreira teaches new adopters tips on how to enforce a powerful Agile framework to derive from it the utmost company profit when it comes to client worth, profit, and worker engagement.

Agile is a ubiquitous watchword within the company international, yet just a minority of businesses comprehend and perform what they pay lip carrier to. Too many content material themselves with half-baked approximations similar to Fragile (fragile Agile), ScrumBut (Scrum yet no longer the practices), and Scrum Fall (mini-waterfalls within the sprints). Moreira exhibits maturing early adopters tips on how to bridge the chasm among facing the motions of doing Agile and really being Agile.

After a high-level synopsis of Agile’s values and ideas, methodologies (including Scrum, Kanban, DSDM, Leam, VFQ, and XP), and roles, Moreira plunges into the nitty-gritty of ways to use the prepared, enforce, trainer, and hone (RICH) deployment version to all levels of a undertaking in the sort of means as to include and inculcate agile values and ideas on the group point and advertise agile transformation throughout your organization's tradition.

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Four Technological Visions Reexamined 99 8 Edward Bellamy and Technology: Reconciling Centralization and Decentralization 101 9 The First Feminist Technological Utopia: Mary E. Bradley Lane's Mizora (1890) 117 10 Kurt Vonnegut's Player Piano: An Ambiguous Technological Dystopia 126 11 Lewis Mumford's Alternatives to the Megamachine: Critical Utopianism, Regionalism, and Decentralization 147 Part Four. " As I was completing this book I received that unsolicited advice in, of all forms, a fortune cookie from a local Chinese restaurant.

For Jefferson and his contemporaries carefully distinguished manufacturing and commerce, which most of them favored, from cities, which most of them did not, given the known ills then plaguing the major English and continental European cities. 11 From 1830 to 1860 both Americans themselves and, as Fisher shows, their European visitors shared and appreciated this distinction between industries and cities. The initial success of Humphreysville, Lawrence, Waltham, and especially Lowell, plus other early factory communities set amid rural landscapes, seemed to confirm their faith that America could absorb and perhaps advance European industry and technology while avoiding Europe's crowded, diseased, and grimy city life.

14 The result of these technological advances was the reconceptualization of America as an open rather than a closed system. '' As America as a man-made rather than a natural utopia became a distinct prospect, the originally Puritan notion of America as the site of God's millennial kingdom, the notion examined with great subtlety by Bercovitch and Tichi, became partly secularized. Human beings, not God, would be primarily responsible for transforming America from a potential to an actual utopia.

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