Agile Value Delivery – Beyond the Numbers
Author: Larry Cooper and Jen Stone
Larry Cooper and Jen Stone have created what I consider to be the first properly “post-agile” structure for us to use. We original agilists advocated delivering value but stopped there. Larry and Jen show us how to handle the consequences: to deliver, operate and measure value. Operations is the logical consequence of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery. Props to them for having articulated it so clearly.
Dr. Alistair Cockburn, co-author of the Agile Manifesto
The title of this book, Agile Value Delivery: Beyond the Numbers, recognizes that linear extrapolations from past successes—which may have been a successful formula in recent times—is no longer a practical guide for managers or workers in a post-digital world. Simply stated, the digital revolution has thrust us suddenly and rapidly into in a new world with new rules. This book is a practical behavioural guide to those who want to master these new rules.
(from the Forward by Rod Collins)