Different from most books about Agile, in that it takes a very realistic view of what works and how Agile has changed over time. Explains the core ideas, as well as how those have been supplemented by frameworks. Covers many of the newer elements of Agile thought, including the expansive reinterpretation “Agile 2.” Explains how DevOps relates to Agile, and why DevOps is necessary for Agile at scale. Describes approaches used by many successful Internet-based companies, including Google and Amazon, and compares that with what organizations often do when they try to copy Agile methods.
About the Author
Cliff Berg was an early adopter of Agile methods, but also an early challenger of Agile’s lack of attention to issues important in large organizations. He co-founded a successful 200-person tech startup, authored four books, and has experience developing a wide range of software systems, from compilers to microservices. He is a DevOps trainer for O’Reilly and also teaches his own DevOps course on multi-team DevOps. He participated in more than ten Agile transformations, for a wide range of organizations. He founded the Agile 2 movement, and is a former nuclear and electrical engineer.