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 han-dle the consequences: to deliver, operate and measure value. Operations is the logical consequence of Con-tinuous 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 behavioral guide to those who want to master these new rules.
Whether you are an experienced Agile aficionado, an Agile novice, or a business manager who has happened upon this book, Cooper and Stone will acquaint you with the essential behaviors of an innovative manage-ment model that will propel both your personal and your organization’s performance to levels that most of us thought was not humanly possible. Indeed, the future of management has arrived, and it won’t remain hidden for very much longer—become a part of it.
Director of Innovation, Optimity Advisors
Former CEO, Blue Cross-Blue Shield FEIP
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