What if you could quickly get 80 % of the benefits of Agile, without changing how you construct software?
Bob Billington has an issue: he's about to lose his task due to the fact that the economy has taken a sudden nose-dive taking the big task he is working on with it. Bob, a natural-born problem-solver, starts asking questions - the first being "What does it take for a job to be commercially sensible in an economic crisis?".
Bob's questions surprise his bosses and his consumers ... why does a developer have to find out about company? The responses surprise everybody ...
Rocks Into Gold is a company parable, about 15-30 minutes worth of reading, which explains the essence of Agile Software Development without making use of any Agile words or lingo.
You might think about it as "Who moved my Waterfall?" or "The One Minute Software Engineer saves his business".
Over 20,000 individuals have currently read it (free of charge) on slideshare.
"I found it very believed provoking - it made me consider how my company creates and provides a providing to a client.".
Mark Woeppel, Author "Projects in Less Time:: A Synopsis of Critical Chain" and "Manufacturer's Guide to Implementing the Theory of Constraints", pinnacle-strategies. com.
"Clarke - You've got genuine ability at * saying * the most basic thing that might potentially work to get individuals's believing shifted over to more basic concepts that can't help but motivate action. Thanks so much - I will recommend this little book!".
Nancy Van Schooenderwoert, Agile coach specializing in embedded systems, leanagilepartners.com.
"Clarke is an excellent story-teller ... I especially like the lessons he offers from theory of constraints and lean viewpoints. Many individuals will miss it. That's ok. It's a story not a lecture. They will not miss that there is a method they can bring more value to their customers while increasing the cash flow for their company. Great task Clarke.
Hal Macomber, Project Reformer (and popular Lean blog writer), reformingprojectmanagement.com.