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Agile Productivity Unleashed: Proven approaches for by Jamie Lynn Cooke

By Jamie Lynn Cooke

Winner of the 2011 Axiom enterprise booklet Award bronze medal for Operations Management/Productivity/TQM books.

In modern hard financial system, organisations confronted with restricted budgets and frozen staffing degrees desire confirmed, common sense techniques to maximise their productiveness. Agile techniques are company practices with a confirmed music list for assisting organisations in attaining better potency, higher-quality outputs and elevated buyer delight. they allow organisations to prevent the trimmings of intensive up-front making plans and up-front finances commitments by means of encouraging employees to regularly produce high-value company outputs; and through basing ongoing monetary and source commitments at the introduced results. This concentrate on responsive planning in keeping with tangible results is why Agile ways were effectively utilized in chosen industries for over decades.

Agile productiveness Unleashed: confirmed methods for attaining genuine productiveness earnings in any organization introduces every quarter to the Agile techniques that experience dramatically better the IT, product improvement and production sectors over the last twenty years. The ebook in actual fact explains how the main ideas of Agile methods can be utilized to noticeably raise productiveness, caliber and consumer pride in each enterprise task at your company. Written in non-technical language particularly for company execs, this publication is an essential software for somebody whose task it's to convey high quality effects on time and on funds.

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However, these concerns are minor in comparison to the overall usability issue with error handling on the forms. The website development team advises the marketing department that they can fix some of the screen colors; but, with only four weeks left before the product launch, it is too 33 A Case Study: Traditional versus Agile Approaches late in the process to make any significant error-handling changes to the website. The marketing department representatives agree that, although the usability issue is important, it is not worth the risk of jeopardizing the product website release date.

As with Traditional Approaches, the IT department of Agile Approaches is allocated a budget of $180,000 for the website development over the next six months. However, unlike their competitor, the CEO of Agile Approaches, Inc. directs the organization to use Agile practices and techniques, such as responsive planning, direct stakeholder engagement, management by self-motivation and real-time productivity, to make sure that the deadline is achieved. Budget $180,000 Number of employees 12 full-time employees Delivery date December 31 Scope of deliverable Fully functional and tested website with: st  credible product information  secure sample pack order form  confirmation that the customer is over 18 years old  the ability to process up to 10,000 concurrent orders Figure 2: Website development constraints 38 A Case Study: Traditional versus Agile Approaches July Acting on the CEO’s directive, key representatives from the Agile Approaches marketing department, the customer service department and the website development team lock themselves away in a conference room for four hours to jointly map out the requirements for the website.

All of the work that Traditional Approaches, Inc. did was based on a deadline that was set months beforehand, and the false assumption that this date was immovable. Agile approaches work from the assumption that change is inevitable, and the best way to prepare for change is to use a process that is designed to expect it. , also decides to launch a full media campaign for “NoSneezium” to encourage customers to request a sample pack from their website. , the marketing department at Agile Approaches is allocated 57 A Case Study: Traditional versus Agile Approaches a budget of $520,000 and a staff of six people for promotional activities, including television air time and print publications.

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