On Becoming Agile


Becoming agile is an ongoing journey. As the global environment changes, and becomes more complex and more uncertain, the importance of increasing agility and developing an agile mindset grows. The goal of this book is to explain and facilitate the journey. We explore agile values, practices, and principles that can help people cope with volatile and ambiguous situations. Agile values improve processes and promote communication in an organization. Agile practices advance innovation through high-performance multidisciplinary teams.
Agile is about learning to anticipate and respond appropriately to the unexpected. Being agile is about interactions with people that result in successfully completing work tasks and meeting objectives. Agile is not about blindly moving faster, rather it is about continuous flexibility and learning. This book is targeted to advanced students and managers who are interested in learning to be agile. This accessible practical text poses 30 questions and provides answers that provide a starting point for further reflection.

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About the Author(s)

Daniel J. Power

Daniel J. Power was a professor of information systems and management at the College of Business Administration at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa. He was also the editor of DSSReso…

Ciara Heavin

Ciara Heavin is professor in business information systems at Cork University Business School, University College Cork, Ireland. Her research focuses on opportunities for using information systems (IS)…

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May 15, 2021





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