How Scaling Business Agility Differs from Scaling Agile

Scaling agile practices are helping organizations overcome challenges that deter quicker time-to-market, engagement, product quality and productivity. However, scaling agile fails when practices used to establish working surface teams – or those doing the core technical and design work) – create conflict at the more complex levels of product development and portfolio planning and coordination. Continue

What’s Wrong with Agile?

Agile allows businesses to make great strides, adapting quickly to market changes and a competitive marketplace, while promoting flexibility, a high standard of work, cost reductions, and technology-business goals alignment. But it has not been the savior that enterprise has hoped it would be. But let’s give credit where credit is due. Agile has propelled Continue

Measuring and Managing Agile Maturity: Establishing an Agility Baseline

This post is part of a series on Measuring and Managing Agile Maturity. Click here to start at the beginning. With the Agile Disciplines now identified, we can now begin measuring and tracking our progress towards Agility. The ultimate goal of transformation to Software Agility is to internalize a new set of more effective and Continue

Measuring and Managing Agile Maturity: Releasing Discipline

This post is part of a series on Measuring and Managing Agile Maturity. Click here to start at the beginning. The ability to promote new software components and source code changes quickly and easily into a fully automated test and build cycle is crucial to assuring quick feedback, team productivity, and software quality. Mastery of Continue