Topic: scaling agile

Don’t do Agile, be Agile

Despite what you may have heard, Agile is not dead. A couple years ago, Dave Thomas, one of the creators of the Agile manifesto, declared that Agile was dead, but it wasn’t the idea of Agile he was talking about. It was the word Agile itself.   “The word ‘agile’ has been subverted to the point … continue reading

How to get started with SAFe

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) has been around for almost eight years now, and over time the framework has evolved and grown to include all the changes happening in the software development industry. Since the framework was initially released in 2011, the industry has seen more Kanban, DevOps, lean product development, value stream, technical agility … continue reading

Stepping back from the Scaled Agile Framework

When Al Shalloway, CEO of Net Objectives, first decided to partner with Scaled Agile, Inc. on the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) back in 2012, he had high hopes of where the framework could go and how it could help enterprises with their scaling Agile initiatives. Shalloway’s intuition was right. Since 2011, SAFe has provided a … continue reading

How to keep Agile from going stagnant

Agile has been around for nearly two decades now, and just like most things in life that we come to accept, it is starting to be taken for granted. It seems that somewhere along the way, the Agile approach has lost its mojo. “A lot of teams have been going through the motions and keeping … continue reading

Are business agility and growth on your organization’s radar?

Enterprises need to let teams find their own rhythms, but come together at critical junctures. To read more about how companies are scaling Agile today, see here for a full report.  It’s important for organizations to be able to measure how they are achieving business agility. Executive needs to have a strategy, to understand how … continue reading

Don’t scale Agile before you ask yourself these questions

Enterprise organizations are beginning to buy in to Agile techniques outside of their development teams, to gain companywide benefits from being Agile. Enterprises require scale, and with that scale comes process. A big question remains left unanswered: How do you ensure that future Agile teams have “agility” and can collaborate and deliver value, instead of … continue reading

Agile2015 Roundup: AgileCraft’s T-Rex, Hansoft X, Tasktop Sync and Tasktop Data, and more

There was a central theme at this week’s Agile 2015 conference in Washington, and that was trying to understand and succeed at scaling agile beyond software development and into other areas of the enterprise. “There is a lot of scaled agile here,” said Ryan Polk, VP of engineering at Rally. “Most of the companies here … continue reading

VersionOne Winter Release strengthens relationship between business and development teams

The biggest obstacle to scaling agile is the lack of business buy-in, according to Mark Crowe, director of product management at VersionOne, which is why the company wanted to focus on aligning enterprise delivery with business strategy in its latest release. “If the commitment to adopt and scale agile is not driven from the leadership … continue reading

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