As Agile continues to eat the world, with the five largest and fastest-growing firms on the planet steadily increasing their market capitalizations, including three with trillion-dollar values, it’s not surprising that we see a torrent of new books and articles about what’s involved in becoming agile. While some of those books focus narrowly on particular agile methods, by contrast, Doing Agile Right: Transformation Without Chaos by Darrell Rigby, Sarah Elk, and Steve Berez, focuses on the broader topic of becoming an agile enterprise.
Not many people understand what it really takes to properly implement Agile and they launch into a half-baked version instead. Nowhere is this truer than in automotive, because the Agile Manifesto and Scrum (a method within Agile) do not perfectly translate to things like Functional Safety and Automotive-SPICE. This is where many corporations proceed in ignorance and fail. Using pop-culture examples for training exercises is like the spoonful of sugar helping the medicine go down, and who better to lighten things up than Will Ferrell?