Beyond Agile provides a broad but strong foundation for agile practices, but it doesn't stop there. After grounding us in solid theory, Beyond Agile takes us beyond the typical business book, diving deep into the ongoing practices of real teams doing real work. The stories bust many myths about agile and shares the human stories of real people and their struggles, trials and triumphs. Each story makes the complex and evolving topic of agile in the workplace engagingly clear and simple. Beyond Agile is a great, foundational and inspiring book. Dave Gray, Author of Gamestorming and The Connected Company Software development is knowledge work. Knowledge work is always an evolving art. Beyond Agile examines 10 companies, mostly in the tech world, but also in innovative automotive and business consulting, that have actively evolved their processes. Using tools from Lean, Agile and other schools of management thought, these companies have actively engaged in continuous improvement. These stories are stories of success, failure, and success again. These are real stories of real businesses creating real products. No story is devoid of mis-steps. No magic bullets, other than understanding, are provided. Collecting stories from several continents and countries, these case studies cover the global evolution of an entire industry. This book is a must-read for anyone involved with knowledge workers, software developers and IT shops that seem unmanageable.