The Secret History of Agile Innovation

Harvard Business

In 1986, one of us (Takeuchi) and coauthor Ikujiro Nonaka published an article in Harvard Business Review called “The New New Product Development Game.” But the capstone concept for Sutherland was the discovery of Takeuchi’s and Nonaka’s rugby approach, even though it focused on manufacturing rather than software. ” Scrum methods enabled him to finish his seemingly impossible project on time, under budget, and with fewer bugs than any previous release.