Reifer Consultants LLC recently published a benchmarking report entitled “Quantitative Analysis of Agile Methods” that compares agile method software productivity, cost, duration and quality to that of traditional, plan-driven projects. This article is a summary of ten "take aways" from the study results.
Agile delivery, and agility in general, is not only a compelling opportunity but in many cases a necessity for survival. Although there are particular cultural and other obstacles to overcome, large organisations may be surprised at how far they already are on the road to greater agility. A suitably tailored journey plan will help harness what’s already out there and build effectively upon it.
Agile requires a collaborative culture. That’s where HR comes in. To ensure a smooth and appropriate transition to the Agile approach, organisations need to consider a variety of factors. Servant leadership, the ability to embrace change and a focus on the people, not the process, are some of the components to making the switch. Is your organisation Agile-ready?
Capers Jones shows how you can measure productivity and quality, and looks at agile practices that have proved to be beneficial for teams. 1
Organizational change coach Jason Little talks about approaches for organizational change, culture, feedback and learning, and using the lean startup approach.
Large enterprises face challenges in innovation, budgeting, and transformation to agile. Principal analyst Michael Azoff explains Ovum’s view on creating an agile enterprise.
The Agile movement has driven a revolutionary change in the way we build and deliver software solutions. The challenge today is building the right solution. The author challenges us to ask Why. 2
Resistance from management is recognized as a bottleneck in agile adoption. When will we reach the tipping point where organizations unshackle themselves from the limitations of command & control? 3
Continuous Delivery is rapidly gaining recognition as a successful strategy for true business agility. The article presents a model to help address some of the key aspects to consider when adopting CD 2
This article examines the impact of accounting rules on Agile projects and provides perspectives and resources to make the accounting argument for agile capitalization. 12
A Practical Approach to Large-Scale Agile Development tells the story about applying agile and lean principles. An interview about agile principles, change, collaboration, and benefits of using agile.
InfoQ spoke with Yves Hanoulle about the agile and lean mindset, his experiences with pair working, and how he collaborates in the agile community.