Agile Readiness: Four Spheres of Lean and Agile Transformation



New book by Thomas P. Wise and Reuben Daniel published by Gower

25 January 2015 – London, UK – Gower Publishing has announced the publication of a new book titled “Agile Readiness: Four Spheres of Lean and Agile Transformation” by Thomas P. Wise and Reuben Daniel.

150125-pmwj31-Agile-BOOKAccording to Gower: Agile Readiness is designed to provide guidance to the manager or business leader in establishing a successful environment to enable fast moving agile and lean project methods focused on business systems transformation. The struggle that managers and executives face is how to make agile and lean methods successful when working beyond software development; this book uses simple ground floor experiences to illustrate the practices and behaviors necessary for success.

The reader will discover organizational strategies that build strong teams, an environment of trust, and project selection and planning strategies to create an environment of enablement in which agile and lean teams thrive.

Thomas P. Wise has an MBA and a Ph.D. in Organizational Management with a specialism in Information Technology Management. Currently he teaches Quality, Organizational Management, and IT Transformation part time as part of the Computer Sciences MSc program at Villanova University and as part of DeSales University’s Master of Computer Science and MBA programs.

Reuben Daniel is a Director of Cognizant’s Business Consulting practice focusing on Business Process Transformation. With several years of experience in the Communications industry, he is an expert in Six Sigma, Lean, ITIL, Agile and Organization Change Management. Reuben is a certified Information Systems Auditor and has published papers on Cost of Quality, ROI and Quality Management.

More information & free chapters on Agile Readiness at: http://www.gowerpublishing.com/isbn/9781472417435

ePUB and ePDF information available at the above links.

Agile Readiness will also be featured on GpmFirst, Gower’s new PM community of practice, due to launch in Spring 2015 www.gowerpublishing.com/gpmfirst

Founded in 1967 and based in the UK, Gower is an independent publisher, widely recognized as a specialist in project management books and resources. Gower’s publishing programme includes a range of over 1000 titles from classic business and project management books through to the most challenging and cutting edge topics. Gower’s expert authors are continually developing new titles and are drawn from respected academic institutions and industries worldwide. Gower’s project management home page can be found at www.gowerpublishing.com/projectmanagement

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