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News Release

Adaptive Leadership: Accelerating Enterprise Agility, By ThoughtWorks' Jim Highsmith

Available as Original Pearson eBook, It Tackles Issue of Agile Application for Business Leaders
Released: 14th November 2013
Publisher: ThoughtWorks

ThoughtWorks, a global technology company, today announced the launch of Jim Highsmith’s Adaptive Leadership: Accelerating Enterprise Agility, an original eBook from Pearson available through InformIT, Amazon, and other eBook resellers. The title is published in eBook formats – ePub, PDF, and Mobi – to be compatible with a range of eBook readers including the iPad, Nook and Kindle. It is also available on Safari Books Online.

In Adaptive Leadership, Highsmith has compiled, updated, and extended his best writings about agile and lean methods for a management audience. Key themes include:

  • Drawing on what’s been learned in application development, this guide shows how to use adaptive leadership techniques to transform the way you deliver complete solutions, whatever form they take.
  • How enterprise agility can enable the ambitious organizational missions that matter most.
  • How leaders can deliver a continuous stream of value.
  • How to think disruptively about opportunities and how to respond quickly by creating more adaptive, innovative organizations.
  • Integrating economics, products, and social responsibility.
  • Understanding the financial implications of technical debt.

"We are at a tipping point. Technology—cloud, big data, mobility, social media—tops CEOs’ list of concerns per a recent IBM study. Companies that emerge successfully from this havoc will need to build agility into the very fabric of their organizations and develop the technological savvy to enable that agility. Adaptive Leadership provides a framework for such a transformation," said Highsmith.

"Adaptive leadership throughout the organization is crucial. It’s not just about how the initial hypotheses of a business team may have been wrong, or how the velocity of a delivery team falls below expectations, or how either group must individually solve the problem. It’s now about how the entire organization can quickly understand and rapidly act upon this situation,” said Thoughtworks’ client John Crosby, VP of Product and Technology, lastminute.com.

To learn more about ThoughtWorks’ Agile Project Management Services please visit: www.thoughtworks.com/agile-project-management

About Jim Highsmith
Recognized globally as a founder of the “Adaptive” Agile methodology and a co-author of the Agile Manifesto, Jim Highsmith is one of the most sought after for guidance through an Agile transformation. For more than 30 years Jim has served as a consultant for  IT and software companies in the U.S., Europe, China, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Japan, India, and New Zealand, helping them adapt to the accelerated pace of change in increasingly complex, uncertain environments.

About ThoughtWorks
ThoughtWorks is a software company and community of passionate purpose-led individuals. We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients’ toughest challenges all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change.

About Pearson/InformIT
InformIT is the online presence of the family of information technology publishers and brands of Pearson, the world's largest learning company. InformIT is home to the leading technology publishing imprints Addison-Wesley Professional, Cisco Press, IBM Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall Professional, QUE, and Sams. Whether you're looking for a book on a new technology, a helpful article, timely newsletters or access to the Safari Books Online digital library, InformIT has a solution for you.

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