** Update: 22 June 2013 **
I’m happy to announce that the print edition of Beyond Agile is now also available from Amazon. I’m promptly sending my mother a copy, since I don’t think she will quite believe that I wrote a book until she actually has a physical copy in her hands. 😉
As for the rest of you – go get it. Now. 🙂 If you’re in the Agile and Lean community, and you would like a review copy of Beyond Agile to blog about, drop me a line.
I’ve been fairly quiet on the Scrumfamily blog in the past few months, posting far less often than I would like to. I can now finally share the fruits of the labours that have been keeping me away from blogging regularly.
Over the past two years, I have been writing Beyond Agile – Tales of Continuous Improvement with Jim Benson and Joanne Ho. Beyond Agile is now available for purchase in Kindle format, with the print edition to follow in six to eight weeks.
Beyond Agile is a collection of 10 real-world case studies of teams who have adopted the principles and practises of continuous improvement to manage knowledge work. These teams come from a variety of industries, and are of different shapes and sizes. Their stories provide practical insights into how you can use tools from Lean, Agile and other management methodologies to improve both the quality of your work, and the quality of your work environment.
These stories are stories of success, failure, and success again. These are real stories of real businesses creating real products and services. No story is devoid of mis-steps. We don’t provide any magic bullets, other than providing insight and understanding to the choices these teams have made.
It gives me great pleasure to give you: