The book allows informed decisions to be made and ensures the style of agile chosen actually fits with the culture and constraints of the organisation
PRESS RELEASE - RADTAC & BCS
London, 3nd March 2015
[Peter Measey, CEO of London based agile specialists, Radtac, is lead author and editor of the official textbook for the BCS Foundation Certification in Agile, “Agile Foundation - Principles, practices and frameworks.” Agile makes organisations work by enabling them to respond to change and improve business capabilities. The book which is now available, gives a comprehensive introduction to agile principles and methodologies, enabling the reader to understand the core values and principles of agile.
Peter Measey explains:“To be flexible has become vital for a business in today’s global markets. The purpose of agile is to allow organisations to react to the increasingly dynamic opportunities and challenges of today’s business world, in which IT has become one of the key enablers.”
Radtac has a long history in the agile space after 17 years conducting agile training. Radtac now also provides agile Consultancy, Culture and Talent. Radtac has been collaborating with BCS in delivering certified courses since 2013, so the official course textbook was the next logical step for their relationship.
Matthew Flynn, Head of Publishing, BCS said “Agile is now an integrated part of our SFIA and SFIAplus programmes and having such a well written and widely endorsed standard text for our agile certification programme further underpins our commitment to ensuring that the BCS, Charter Institute for IT, is leading the way for our membership and the wider community that we serve.”
Dean Leffingwell, Creator SAFe framework and author says:"Agile Foundations provides a much-needed overview of agile, the new values, principles and mindsets, and the innovative methods that are driving improved software development outcomes worldwide.A great read for every manager and leader embarking on an agile journey.”
Andrew Lee, Managing Director, William Hill Online says: “This book outlines a pragmatic view across all agile frameworks. Its approach is at the heart of how we continually evolve the delivery and cultural effectiveness of our organisation.”
“This book provides a comprehensive and balanced view of the various agile approaches. This information is particularly important for those considering adopting agile as itThe book allows informed decisions to be made and ensures the style of agile chosen actually fits with the culture and constraints of the organisation where it will be used,”concludes Mary Henson, Chief Executive, DSDM Consortium.
About the author
This book has been written by a team of world-class agile practitioners affiliated with Radtac. All are transformation consultants, combining hundreds of years of agile experience.
Peter Measey (Lead Author and Editor) has been supporting businesses worldwide to implement agile since 1994.
The book is available from the BCS Bookshop: www.bcs.org/books/agile
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