The Journey to Enterprise Agility

Systems Thinking and Organizational Legacy

  • Daryl Kulak
  • Hong Li

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Daryl Kulak, Hong Li
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About this book


This is the first book to seriously address the disconnection between nimble Agile teams and other groups in the enterprise, including enterprise architecture, the program management office (PMO), human resources, and even business executives.

When an enterprise experiments with practice improvements, software development teams often jump on board with excitement, while other groups are left to wonder how they will fit in.

We address how these groups can adapt to Agile teams. More importantly, we show how many Agile teams cause their own problems, damaging scalability and sustainability, by requiring special treatment, and by failing to bridge the gaps between themselves and other groups. We call this phenomenon “Agile illth.”

Adopting a set of “best practices” is not enough. All of us, Agile teams and the corporate groups, must change our intentions and worldviews to be more compatible with the success of the enterprise.

Join us on the journey to enterprise agility. It is a crooked path, fraught with danger, confusion and complexity. It is the only way to reach the pinnacles we hope to experience in the form of better business value delivered faster for less cost.


Agile software development Software development techniques Collaboration in software development Software project management Systems thinking

Authors and affiliations

  • Daryl Kulak
    • 1
  • Hong Li
    • 2
  1. 1.WestervilleUSA
  2. 2.WestervilleUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-54086-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-54087-0
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