“We have always known that Apple is agile, having successively disrupted the music industry, the cell phone sector and the tablet market, as well as itself,” Steve Denning reports for Forbes. “But is Apple truly ‘Agile’ in the sense of the Agile Manifesto? Apple is conspicuously absent from the Agile/Scrum/Lean/Kanban conferences. Is it possible that they could be agile, without being Agile?”
“Thanks to Adam Lashinsky’s terrific new book, Inside Apple, which I reviewed here yesterday, we now know,” Denning reports. “Apple is Agile.”
Denning reports, “It was obvious even from the outside that Steve Jobs was the supreme Product Owner in the Scrum terminology. He was the one who designed what would delight the customer. Lashinsky confirms: ‘Apple designed for Steve,’ a former Apple software engineer said. ‘It is not an exaggeration. Steve was the user that everything orbited around and was designed for.’ The biggest challenge Apple faces is to find a new product owner, probably a group of them, not just one.”
Much more in the full article here.
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