"I would award this excellent guide and virtual consultant an almost perfect nine out of ten review, and recommend it to any organization seeking to intelligently adopt Agile Practices."
--Slashdot.org Online Review 11/16/2009
"This is a very detailed roadmap that takes you from the initial "is Agile right for me?" stage through completion and delivery of your pilot project and beyond."
-Charlie Griefer, Senior Software Engineer, Amcom Technology
"Clear, concise and has plenty of example scenarios that many individuals and corporations would identify with."
-Jamie Phillips, Senior Software Engineer, Picis Inc
"Becoming Agile in an Imperfect World offers a different and useful look at Agile methods. Reminding us that becoming agile is more of a mindset adjustment than a process change, Sidky and Smith use a case study to share their insights and tools throughout the book."
-Sanjiv Augustine, President, LitheSpeed LLC and author of Managing Agile Projects
"The book totally inspired me. Becoming Agile helps take you to the next level by going beyond the theory and into the nitty gritty practicality of employing the Agile approach.
-Tariq Ahmed, author of Flex 3 in Action
"This book is a necessity for teams looking to become agile..."
--Randy Miller, Software Project Recovery Expert, Microsoft
"The first book I can give to anyone on an agile team, regardless of their role."
--Paul King, Director, ASERT
"A 5-star guide."
--Robert Dempsey, CEO, Atlantic Dominion Solutions
About the Author
Dr. Ahmed Sidky guides organizations during their transition to agile software development. His research includes a value-based agile measurement index, known as the Sidky Agile Measurement Index, and a process framework for the adoption of agile practices. Dr. Sidky developed Dr. Agile, an online readiness assessment tool that helps guide organizations aspiring to adopt agile practices. He has worked as a software developer at some of the largest software firms in the Middle East and holds a Masters degree in Software Engineering from Virginia Tech (USA) with a research focus on Requirements Engineering and a doctorate in Agile Software Development Methodologies and Process Improvement. Dr. Sidky is a frequent speaker at international agile conferences.