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For decades business leaders have been painfully aware of the huge chasm between their aspiration for a nimble, flexible enterprise and the reality of silos, sluggishness, and frustrated innovation. Today, agile is being hailed as the essential bridge across that chasm. Agile, say its enthusiasts, can transform your company, catapulting you to the head of the pack.

Not so fast. In this clear-eyed and indispensable audiobook, Sarah Elk and Steve Berez provide a much-needed reality check. They dispel the myths and misconceptions that have accompanied agile's growth - the idea that it can reshape your organization all at once, for instance, or that it should be used in every function and for all types of work. They affirm and illustrate that agile teams can indeed transform the work environment, make people's jobs more rewarding, and turbocharge innovation - but only if the method is fully understood and implemented the right way.

Agile, done well, frees and facilitates vigorous innovation without sacrificing the efficiency and reliability essential to traditional operations. The authors break down how agile really works, show what not to do, and explain the crucial importance of scaling agile properly in order to get its full benefit. They then lay out a road map for leading the transition to a truly agile enterprise. 

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What?

So far the first two hours are about a man joining a new business and implementing agile company wide?
I didn't buy this book for that. I bought to expand my agile knowledge and so far I've only wasted time and money.

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Good plane reading for execs

The reader is pretty good at 1.5x, some heavy sibilants.
If you've read many agile books, you will find little new in this one, some success stories. Beyond encouraging companies to be willing to take risks and delegate down, and micro manage less, it doesn't get into agile a lot.

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Like Reading a Thesaurus of Business Speak

I listened to this at the request of my employer, due to agile being the new buzzword in corporations. Having listened to it, It did not have any real insights to me. Basically it’s like a thesaurus of business speak. When you expect them to actually define something, they just use more corporate speak to describe it.
The narrator speaks so slowly, that I listened to it at 1.1x.
I was hoping that this book would provide some real insights into agile, but I walked away disappointed.

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Agile no es solamente Scrum

The authors explained Agile under Scrum Framework. Agile is more than that. The book mislead the reader who does not know anything about agile.
The voice of the narrator is so arrogant.
I don’t recommend it

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The secret of a good transformation

Are you ready to upgrade your company and move to the next step of growth ? AGILE is about transforming your organization and linked it to your customers needs. Reading “doing Agile right” gives you real example of the benefits of the transformation, AMAZON, SPOTIFY...and other successful companies already prepared for the next market inflection...what about you ? Steve Berez Darrell Rigby Sarah Elk #leadershipbooks #management #innovation #creativity #changemanagement #future #futurism #bookrecommendation #bookreview

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Thank you! Treasure trove

Well written, easily to follow with many examples, appreciate these agile insights from thousands of implementations

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Narrator sounds like he’s got something in his mouth

The book is great, a good overview for new to agile and business folk. Something about the narrator makes this a tough one to listen to- like he’s got something in his mouth that just gets in the way of making this an enjoyable listen. It was work because I kept tuning him out, and honestly it’s hard to take the same meaning from an audiobook like this than from the print book.

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clearly written by consultants

a little dry but a good listen.
additional documents and materials were honestly a joke and consist of a few pages.

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A must read when considering Agile transformation

A pragmatic take on Agile in greater business adoption and scale. Much of Agile material is fundamentalistic in nature, this was refreshingly different. It does not give you the right theoretical answers but provide guidelines to help you make more informed decision specifically to your context. For every complex problem there is a simple answer that is wrong. This book does not provide simple answers only simple and profound insights.

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