Agile in Practice: Engineering practices to drive productivity and quality

I’ve been blogging about the operational capabilities that allow for a successful Agile launch. (Missed those posts? Read part one and part two.) All five must be thoughtfully designed and incorporated into every company’s Agile operating model. Within IT, there are a series of Agile engineering practices that are required to drive productivity and product Continue

Agile in Practice: Must-have capabilities

In my last post, I talked about two of the crucial organizational capabilities for Agile’s success. Once you’ve empowered Agile teams and prioritized based on business value, here are three more capabilities to develop. 1. Establish a collaborative business and IT management framework Agile teams benefit from the pragmatic flexibility engineered into a collaboration model Continue

Agile in Practice: Must-have execution capabilities

The benefits of Agile are compelling, but obtaining them in practice requires operational readiness, which is not well-developed or integrated in many organizations. When we begin working with a new client, we look for certain capabilities to pave the way for a successful Agile launch. My next few posts will discuss key operational capabilities and Continue

A Way Out of IT Frustrations

The list of IT frustrations is well understood by many, but few know what can be done about them. Prior attempts to solve these systemic problems focused on tighter controls and better tools, yet these approaches have proved ineffective. This is where Agile and previous attempts at fostering business/IT innovation diverge. Agile was designed to Continue