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Agile Methodologies in Focus - CLARITY Wednesday

Agile project delivery promises to provide value to organizations because it has controls that ensure the product is driven by the business, reducing the risk of building the wrong product.

3 Agile Methodology Facts Worth Considering:

  • One piece of advice transformation masters have for those just getting started with agile is to apply agile principles to the agile program itself. In other words, don’t plan and design it as a big project (a la the old waterfall approach).
  • AT&T had an ambitious goal to increase speed to market by 45% over two years. A year into its scaled agile efforts, AT&T had already achieved a 37% increase.
  • One common adage in the IT industry is that 80 percent of all end users generally use only 20 percent of a software application’s features. Agile addresses this by focusing on creating the minimum viable product (MVP).

Assess the Value of Agile Methodologies to Your Organization

Agile, in a nutshell, is an iterative and incremental approach to project management that helps teams keep up with the demands of the modern workplace. It consists of different methodologies and all of them are based on the concepts of flexibility, transparency, quality, and continuous improvement.

What value do you place on ensuring that your organization embraces and is held accountable for continuous operational improvement, creating trust and establishing a cooperative, cross-departmental spirit towards achieving company goals?

Determine Your Organization's Related Pain & Frustration

In order to fully assess your level of pain (and frustration!) it’s helpful to know where you want to be. So…what does good look like?

A low pain example of benefitting from Agile Methodologies would be: We embrace an agile methodology approach which has improved the effectiveness of our software development team through the collaborative effort with our other operational departments as well as early delivery and continual improvement.

What is your organization's level of pain as it relates to Agile Methodologies?

The CLARITY Assessment™

In the CLARITY Assessment™ we focus on 7 key company objectives. Above, we touched on Agile Methodologies, which is one of 5 categories related to the broader objective of Information Technology:

Customer Relations
Learning & Development
Agile Operations
Risk Management
Information Technology

  • The Modern IT Department
  • Technological Adaptability
  • Technological Scalability
  • Increased Automation
  • Agile Methodologies

Technological Innovation
Yield (Financial)

Almost every company worldwide is in some stage of their own digital transformation journey. You’re invited to take the CLARITY Assessment™, with the goal of helping to define your own company priorities in your digital transformation journey. Click here to experience it now.

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