Directing Agile Change

Directing Agile Change










“Agile working is increasingly recognised by organisations as a competitive advantage, where a speedier but controlled response is needed to changing environmental conditions. How should organisations oversee the delivery of agile projects? This guide provides the answer.”

Jennifer Stapleton, foreword author.

Directing Agile Change is the latest offering from APM’s Governance Specific Interest Group (SIG).

Written by SIG members Brian Wernham, Adrian Pyne, Roger Garrini and Martin Samphire, this latest guidance is aimed at those involved in the governance of all change initiatives, with an emphasis on those at senior level – board members, sponsors and stage gate reviewers etc.

Divided into five main sections, the guide covers the main principles of agile governance, when to adopt an agile approach and, importantly, how to gain the most value from being agile. Also included are checklists to adopt and key questions to ask.

Directing Agile Change is the first ‘how to’ agile guide published by APM. It seeks to recognise that agile is not limited to software development but can also be applied to many aspects of an organisation.

Readers of this publication may also be interested in Directing Change, Governance of Co-owned Projects and Sponsoring Change.

You can now buy the Kindle version of Directing Agile Change

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Paperback: 246x189mm, 2016 
Author: APM Governance Specific Interest Group
Publisher: APM

ISBN 978-1-903494-60-8
Price: £15.00 

APM members should contact Turpin Distribution on +44 (0)1767 604951 to receive their 10% discount


Directing Agile Change is a ‘how-to’ guide targeted at professionals at senior management level who are new to agile ways of working and project delivery, but are accountable for their success. Divided into five main sections, the book introduces agile concepts, principles and myths in straightforward language and without complex jargon. It also provides easy-to-follow governance checklists applicable to relevant roles.

The latest offering to be published by the APM Governance Specific Interest Group (SIG), Directing Agile Change was compiled by SIG members Brian Wernham, Adrian Pyne, Roger Garrini and Martin Samphire. It is written at a very high level and introduces concepts only very briefly to the audience. However, this approach is highly appropriate for people who engage at a higher level.

This book will benefit those who operate at board or steering-committee level, rather than project managers, who should be working at a much more detailed level.

Reviewed by Premanand Doraiswamy

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