Agile Transition

| by Martin Kearns Follow 0 Followers , Andrea Tomasini Follow 0 Followers on Nov 16, 2012

 About the Authors

Andrea Tomasini is the founder of agile42 and one of the few Certified Scrum Coaches (CSC) and Trainers (CST) worldwide. He has more than 20 years experience in product and software development, process improvement and management. Andrea created the Agile Management Framework and trained and coached many management teams in agile leadership and lean methods. He successfully supports organizations to adopt agile frameworks like Scrum and Kanban.

Many international companies of all industries trust his strategic advice to implement agile change in their organization. In 2010 he was the leading strategic coach for one of the biggest agile transitions worldwide with more than 2000 people for an international telecommunications provider.


Martin Kearns is one for the first Certified Scrum Coaches in the world, he enjoys leading the development of an enterprise agile capability within organizations to support the business strategies of a diverse set of clients. Martin's forte is in the coaching of individuals and organizations to improve their application of the agile process and to build high performance teams. He has an infectious passion for his training styles in assisting others learn agile / scrum ( also a CST ) and is heavily involved with the community. Martin has over 18 years of industry experience, with a programming background ranging from good old fashioned mainframes to Java and C#. Since the beginning of 2009 Martin has been working with agile42. 


Written by the agile coaches of agile42, Agile Transition shares some fundamental knowledge to support many of the observations and conclusions that the authors have identified within organizations that have transitioned to a more agile approach to work. The authors share their failures and learnings in organizations transitioning to embrace agile, and they share their experiences of what is required to succeed. 

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Table of Contents

  • Understanding Agile
  • The Agile Manifesto
  • Empirical vs. Defined Process Control
  • Pull vs. Push System
  • Lean Thinking
  • Why is this Relevant for an Agile Transition
  • The Art of Balancing Freedom with Guidance
  • Understanding Where You Are, and What You Want to Be
  • Management Changes Required
  • Start by Assessing the Current Situation
  • Define a High-Level Strategy to Set a Clear Direction
  • Why Agile Cannot be Bought
  • Focus on People
  • Embrace Change, but Avoid Chaos
  • Conclusions
  • Appendix, Citations, Bibliography