We will work with you to improve your delivery process by optimising your agile process. strategy and training.
What is Agile?
It’s one of the big buzzwords of the IT development industry. But what is it?
Agile software development is a group of software development methods in which requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams.
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Achieving business agility involves organizational and cultural change
Successfully adopting Agile requires far more than just installing a software development methodology; we found that it is an organizational change involving structure, communication, and culture that will touch development, the PMO, finance, and the entire business.
These are dangerous waters to traverse work with our consultants who have successfully travelled these waters before and can help champion these Agile ideas though to successful adoption and organisational optimisation.
Key Benefits of Agile Adoption
The iterative nature of agile development means features are delivered incrementally, enabling some benefits to be realised early as the product continues to develop.
Higher revenue from incremental delivery, with early and regular releases.
A key agile principle is that testing is integrated throughout the lifecycle. Saving money from running laborious manual regression suites as well as improving quality throughout the development lifecycle.
Agile principles provide excellent visibility for key stakeholders, both of the project’s progress and of the product itself as active ‘user’ involvement throughout the product’s development is key.
- Flexibility / Agility
With the agile approach, change is accepted. In fact, it’s expected. Instead the timescale is fixed and requirements emerge and evolve as the product is developed. Of course for this to work, it’s imperative to have an actively involved stakeholder who understands this concept and makes the necessary trade-off decisions, trading existing scope for new.
- Cost Control
The above approach of fixed timescales and evolving requirements enables a fixed budget. The scope of the product and its features are variable, rather than the cost.
- Risk Management
Small incremental releases made visible to the key stakeholders and product team help to identify issues early and make it easier to respond to change. Decisions can then be taken at the earliest possible opportunity, while there’s still time to make a material difference to the outcome.