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Are you Thinking of Moving to Agile?
I Want to Understand the Agile Journey
If you're exploring whether a move toward Agile is right for your organization, it’s important to know
that Agile transformation is a journey that will involve your entire organization and often requires a
phased approach to be successful.
Organizations that are accustomed to Waterfall often move initially to an iterative (aka Wagile*) approach
before moving to a more fully Agile approach. Info-Tech offers a series of blueprints that provide
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*Wagile (or iterative development) is sometimes scoffed at by Agile purists, but the
truth is that it
act as a powerful intermediate step toward successful Agile adoption in your organization.
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Establish Good Agile/DevOps Practices
Have you established a foothold in your organization with Agile/DevOps but feel you can be doing
Or maybe you want to sharpen your existing practices to make them more efficient or
So you're not buying into all the hype around Agile. That's not surprising. It's estimated that about
half of all Agile transformations fail, and about two-thirds of those failures will be terminal (Scrum
Inc.), meaning it will be
a long time before the organization is willing to give Agile another shot.
That's enough to make anyone at least a little skeptical.
The truth is that Agile transformations
are difficult and complex to pull off (Vitality Chicago), requiring fundamental changes in behavior that
most organizations are
not prepared to make. Research has shown that there are over 30 common challenges that organizations need
to overcome for Agile to be successful (Journal of Systems and Software).
Make no mistake about it:
is hard, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth doing. As digital transformation continues to disrupt every
aspect of our lives, organizations who can't adapt are unlikely to survive (Harvard Business Review).
Embracing Agile can
be the difference between success and failure of your digital transformation (Forbes, 2019).
much the same way that Henry Ford's popularization of the assembly line permanently transformed
manufacturing around the globe,
Agile promises to fundamentally change the way all organizations work in the future. It's not surprising
that today's largest and most successful companies have gone all in on Agile (Forbes, 2018).
Ford Model T's dominate in this 1923 parking lot photo at the Canadian National
(they were the
iPhone of their day). Ford's adaptation of the assembly line to manufacturing revolutionized the way
things would be made for the next hundred years. Today, organizations that adopt Agile practices at their
core are dominating
Industry 4.0 and trailblazing the path forward.
If you still aren’t convinced about the benefits of moving to Agile, have a look at
the 2015 edition of
Standish Group's CHAOS Report,
which highlights the significantly higher project success rate Agile has
over Waterfall (almost 4X) based on a sample size of more than 10,000 projects:
Chaos Resolution by Agile Versus Waterfall
Adopting Agile Is hard!
(That's why you're going to need help if you want to be successful.)