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The Agile Enterprise

Building and Running Agile Organizations


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book


Discover how to implement and operate in an Agile manner at every level of your enterprise and at every point from idea to delivery. Learn how Agile-mature organizations adapt nimbly to microchanges in market conditions. Learn cutting-edge practices and concepts as you extend your implementation of Agile through the whole enterprise to meet customer needs.

Veteran Agile coach Mario Moreira argues that two critical conditions must be conscientiously cultivated at a company before it can expect to reap in full measure the business benefits of mature Agile. First, individuals at every level must be committed to the mindset and the implementation of practices rigorously focused on delivering value to the customer. Second, all employees must be empowered to take ownership. This holistic transformation wrenches the status quo and provokes a strong focus where customers and employees matter.

Readers will learn how to:

  • Establish an idea pipeline to quickly and productively evolve customer value through all levels of the enterprise
  • Incorporate a discovery mindset—experimental, incremental, design, and divergent thinking—and fast feedback loops to increase the odds that what you build aligns more closely to what customer wants
  • Leverage Lean Canvas, personas, story mapping, value stream mapping, Cost of Delay, servant leadership, self-organization, and more to deliver optimum value to customers
  • Use continuous agile budgeting and idea pipelines at the senior levels of the enterprise to enable you to adapt to the speed of the market
  • Reinvent human resources, portfolio management, finance, and many areas of management toward new roles in the enablement of customer value
  • Map a top-to-bottom and end-to-end holistic view of your Agile galaxy to gauge where you are today and where you’d like to go in your Agile future
  • Be truly Agile throughout your enterprise, focused on customer value and employees above all else


idea pipeline Lean Canvas pull systems value stream mapping story mapping personas epic work-based education user stories Agile metrics customer feedback vision teamicide holacracy PMO continuous release cost of delay incremental decomposition canonical form velocity burndown

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.WinchesterUSA

About the authors

Mario E. Moreira is the Vice President of Client Engagement and Client Principal–Agile at Emergn Limited. He has worked in the Configuration Management field since 1986 and in the Agile field since 1998, serving successively as Vice President of Architecture and Methods at Fidelity Investments and Senior Director for Agile and CM at CA Technologies. Mario is a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) through Ken Schwaber, a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), and a Value Flow Quality (VFQ) Educator. He holds his PMP certification through Boston University. He is a regular contributor to Agile Journal, a columnist for CM Crossroads Journal, and the author of four books: Being Agile: Your Roadmap to Successful Adoption of Agile, Adapting Configuration Management for Agile Teams, Software Configuration Management Implementation Roadmap, and Agile for Dummies.

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