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The Journey of Agile Transformation at Cengage - Lessons Learned


Cengage is an education and technology company built for learners. Around 2013, the company was starting to transition from print to digital and a systems development lifecycle (SDLC) had to be chosen. In the publishing world, a 2 year release cycle was considered normal. Agile was chosen since a two plus years go to market strategy was no longer sufficient. Agile is not the final goal, it is only the means to reach the REAL GOAL, which is to provide students with digital, high quality, affordable solutions.

Although you could go Digital and use any SDLC to get there, as I learned over the last few years,Digital and Agile go hand-in-hand.