Despite being called (and being) a practical approach, this is extremely well principled: the directives around metrics are worth the price of the book alone.

It’s also a very honest and humble book, documenting failure, challenge and regret as much as triumph, showing a true learning mindset.

The only caveat I’d offer to readers is that offered by the authors: this is their journey, their story, their decisions in their context. It does show (and openly state) that following what has become methods orthodoxy is not the only path, but that their journey is not your journey, and would have benefited from stronger engagement with the wider community at an earlier point.

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EMEA Director, Digital Advisory & Consulting Services at HCL Enterprise Studio
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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