A Case for Building the Agile Company

April 29, 2014
As more organizations encounter the harsh realities of today's swiftly changing market place, they are also discovering the promise that agile methodologies provide. But, agile methods are more than simple process adoption and scaling; they're a new way of thinking and working, one that is quickly becoming a new standard of working. Put simply, it's quickly becoming the norm - and it's sorely needed.
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