Harvard Business Review: Agile Practice

May 26, 2015

Agile Practice makes perfect?

The focused needs of customers and businesses drive software development. Both of whom require rapid response to their issues and concerns. Feedback must be immediately incorporated into products and engineering teams. These teams must be able to deliver the exact product their customer is looking for, on time and before a competitor does. The answer? Undertaking Agile practice.

Agile Practice is only as fast as the slowest member of the team. This means if you have an Agile core development team they need to be surrounded by Agile infrastructure. This is in addition to Agile deployment teams. Or you run the risk of both Agile teams could result in their velocity being significantly reduced.  Tools that support the end to end process are very important in this regard. Pair these tools with an immersive Agile environment, then you have a recipe for success.

The following article from Harvard Business Review is an excellent summary of how companies need to ensure they transform more than just their software development process. There are some really great uptake statistics in this report also – enjoy the report here!

In conclusion…

It looks as if Agile practice can indeed make perfect. If you’d like to find out more about how best to implement Agile practices in your organization, contact us.

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