About the book

Joshua Kerievsky’s latest book, Joy of Agility, reflects over two decades of experimenting, learning, unlearning, and reflecting on the nature of agility — including helping Industrial Logic and its global clients become more agile, applying agility to home repairs, health, fitness, parenting and more.

Joy of Agility features 6 powerful agile mantras and over 100 unforgettable stories of real people, teams and organizations that made slow and awkward things faster and easier, solved difficult problems by being readily resourceful, and adapted to change with speed and grace. This new book is your definitive guide to agility, meant for people in any profession who aspire to be agile.

What’s in the book?

Agility enables you, your team, and your organization to streamline slow and awkward actions, overcome obstacles quickly, and adapt to change with ease and grace.

Agility isn’t a formula, a framework, or a set of roles and rituals to follow. It’s a timeless way of thinking and being that matures with practice and skill. Becoming agile involves knowing the difference between being quick or hurrying, moving with ease or difficulty, being in or out of balance, graceful or awkward, adaptable or rigid, resourceful or resentful.

With Joy of Agility, Joshua Kerievsky, CEO of Industrial Logic, one of the oldest and most-respected agile consultancies in the world, shows you how to harness agility in work and life to solve problems and succeed sooner.

Learn How to…

Distinguish between being quick and hurrying.

Gain better balance and collaborate gracefully with others.

Prepare and practice being poised to adapt.

Take deliberate steps to drive out fear.

Grow a solution by starting minimal and evolving.

Overcome obstacles by being readily resourceful.

Use the lessons learned in Joy of Agility to transform agility from a mere buzzword into an approach that helps you obtain triumphant results.

Advance Praise for Joy of Agility

“This delightful book shines a light on both why and how to create agility in your organization.”

Amy C. Edmondson

Professor Harvard Business School, and Author, <em>The Fearless Organization</em>

“Very well crafted and told; it’s hard to imagine a more illuminating guide to this mission-critical subject.”

Harry Beckwith

<em>New York Times</em> Bestselling Author, <em>Selling the Invisible</em>

“Joy is the perfect word for this book. It will be impossible to not have a dozen of these stories inspire you on your own journey to the very human Joy of Agility.”

Richard Sheridan

CEO & Chief Storyteller, Menlo Innovations, and Author, <em>Joy, Inc.</em> and <em>Chief Joy Officer</em>

“I found the stories so engaging that I read almost the entire book in one evening-it was that difficult to put down.”

Mary Poppendieck

Coauthor, <em>Lean Software Development</em> series

“Joshua’s stories are inspirational and will lead you to discover the real joy of agility. I love this book!”

Linda Rising

CEO & Chief Storyteller, PhD, Coauthor, <em>Fearless Change</em> and <em>More Fearless Change</em>

“There is no better step you can take toward experiencing team joy than reading this book.”

Jim McCarthy

Coauthor, <em>Software for Your Head</em> and <em>Dynamics of Software Development</em>

“Engaging and inspiring, Joy of Agility is an absolute joy from beginning to end!”

Tonianne DeMaria

Shingo-award winning Coauthor, <em>Personal Kanban</em>

“Like shades of color on a palette, Joy of Agility enables us to understand both the broad sweep and nuances of agility; Enjoy. Learn. Remember. Act.”

Jim Highsmith

Agile Pioneer, Author, former Executive Consultant at Thoughtworks

“Reading Joy of Agility makes me want to hand this book to all of my clients. This is an excellent and very insightful book!”

Jutta Eckstein

Business Coach, Change Manager, and Author, <em>Agile Software Development with Distributed Teams</em>

“Whether you have been practicing agility for 20+ years or barely heard of the concept, you’ll want to pick up Joy of Agility.“

Michael Spayd

Founder - The Collective Edge, Coauthor, <em>Agile Transformation</em>

“The power of these anecdotes and the directness with which they are told, makes this a wonderfully simple approach to understanding what it means to be agile.“

Philip Borgnes

Agile Coach & Senior Scrum Master, Starbucks

“Agile practitioners are always on the hunt for their version of “the Bible”… Look no further: that book is Joy of Agility.“

Jay Hrcsko

Director of Agile Transformation, The Standard

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