Enterprise Agile is an Agile project management approach that accommodates the realities and constraints faced by large organisations. Updated for 2023, the latest edition of the Enterprise Agile book provides practical guidance for enterprise-level organisations wanting to employ new working methods and technologies that are proven to increase Agility while remaining efficient and without introducing significant risk.


    In the Enterprise Agile Book, you'll learn:


    What works and what doesn’t when designing, delivering and maintaining enterprise-scale systems.


    Agile software management and delivery practices for enterprise-level organisations and projects.


    How to realise greater value through increased flexibility to meet user needs.


    What ‘good’ looks like in terms of implementing technology change and running technology services.


    “Enterprise Agile provided us with a more efficient delivery process enabling us to confidently deploy changes across all Waitrose stores in a fraction of the time and with greatly improved quality.”

    Charles Webb, Head of IT Delivery, Waitrose & Partners


    Enterprise Agile is the only methodology aligning Agile software delivery processes with the typical challenges faced by larger organisations that is backed by decades of real-world experience. When research from the Standish Group suggests 23% of large Agile projects fail, Enterprise Agile offers practical guidance based on a true understanding of how to make enterprise-level Agile project management overcome these hurdles and deliver results.

    Enterprise Agile is based on 30 years’ experience in delivering and supporting business critical systems in some of the most demanding public and private sector environments. And we constantly evolve the Enterprise Agile project management methodology to keep it relevant as changing global pressures and technologies redefine the way organisations operate. This updated edition of Enterprise Agile includes a new chapter about how enterprise-level organisations can drive value through data-led programmes.


    “With Enterprise Agile, Tandem moved from a limited view two-week scrum cycle to a quarterly plan backed by an annual vision. Our release cadence improve from releases every few weeks to daily release cycles. The approach helped Tandem focus on what was important in order to get our business moving and deliver value for Tandem’s rapidly expanding customer numbers.”

    Paul Clark, CTO, Tandem Bank

    Enterprise Agile: In Action

    The Enterprise Agile: In Action white paper series brings the insights and methods described in the BJSS Enterprise Agile book to life. Learn how to apply key concepts and best practices from the approach to your organisation and become aware of the antipatterns to avoid.


    “BJSS' award-winning Enterprise Agile approach facilitated a rapid delivery, allowing for greater cost savings and reliability and removed vendor lock-in. While Enterprise Agile contains the best features of Agile, it also focuses on risk measurement from the onset, thus facilitating a tailored delivery approach which complemented the project goals and ambitious timelines.”


    What is included in the Enterprise Agile book?

    Enterprise Agile comprises of 11 chapters, covering topics including Patterns for Delivering Value, The Optimal Team, Effective Leadership, Analysing User Needs, defining the Product Increment. This latest edition also includes a new chapter on Enterprise Data.

    What kind of business is the Enterprise Agile approach appropriate for?

    Enterprise Agile is a software project management methodology best suited to the operating models and governance of large organisations. But we believe the book contains valuable insights for any organisation implementing technology change and running technology services.

    Is Enterprise Agile relevant to a specific industry or sector?

    Enterprise Agile is based on BJSS’ extensive experience in numerous industries across both the private and public sector. As an Agile management approach, it is based on projects in retail and consumer, financial services, health and social care, government and energy. It is fully compliant with the Government Digital Service (GDS) assessment criteria.

    Does Enterprise Agile account for projects with large vendor ecosystems?

    Many of the projects that inform the Enterprise Agile software delivery framework have been engagements with complex networks of vendors (for example, with the NHS). As such, Enterprise Agile includes practical commercial models to engage multiple delivery partners, as well as approaches for managing multiple suppliers to deliver value.