AIM Consulting | 01/23/2015 | Delivery Leadership | In The Media
Network World has published an AIM Consulting article by Jack Walser on how to approach agile adoptions and transformations. An excerpt of the article is below with a link to the publication and the full article.
When the Agile Manifesto was introduced almost 14 years ago, it proposed a radical methodology change as an alternative to traditional project management. With agile, project requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration in development cycles that break tasks into small increments. While this methodology helps businesses manage unpredictability, it also requires those businesses to adopt a different mindset in order to be successful.
While agile is designed to drive collaboration, transparency, and quality within product and software development lifecycles, it isn’t always the right answer for every organization. In fact, the signers of the Manifesto will tell you that while there is value in examining what agile is, there is just as much value in examining what it is not. It is not a “silver bullet,” nor is it necessarily the cheapest option – it’s a framework to align teams to deliver working software more collaboratively and with better quality. With agile there are tremendous benefits to the business: you can generate positive results for IT, gain a faster time to market, and increase your competitive differentiation.
But how do you decide if introducing agile gradually (known as an agile adoption), or implementing agile across your organization (known as an agile transformation) is right for you?
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