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7 Myths About Agile Methodology

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You may have heard a lot about Agile methodology but how well do you understand it? Do you think it’s organized chaos? Do you worry that all planning is thrown out the window, or conversely, that you’ll spend an entire software development project in meetings? If so, I have some bad news: you’ve been exposed to some myths about Agile.

Agile or Waterfall Software Development: Why You Don’t Need to Choose One or the Other

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Your organization is going into a big software development project. The development work you’re doing is crucial to your company’s mission. Maybe you’re doing mobile application development for your customers to use or maybe you’re developing custom software that will be used internally. Whatever your software development project is, you now have an important question to answer: How do you manage the development process? Do you use a traditional software development method like Waterfall or do you use Agile methodology?

5 Reasons Your Next Project Needs Agile Software Development

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Agile: it started as a movement in 2001 and is now the gold standard for software development. Despite wide adoption, however, not everyone is using it. But you should: agile development is an approach to development that allows teams to respond to complex issues with innovation, flexibility and creativity. If you’re seeking rapid innovation and maximum flexibility for your next software project, you should definitely be using agile development.

It Doesn't Matter What Industry You're In. You Need DevOps.

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There is an unplanned outage and your company's most important application has gone down. It's taking forever to come online again. When you ask your IT department what's going on and when your application is going to be up and running, all you seem to hear is blame. The development team is mad at the operations team. The operations people are mad at the development people. Everything seems to be someone else's fault.

Agile vs. Scrum: What's the Difference?

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Scrum. Agile. If you’ve worked in or near software development in the last 20 years, you’ve heard these two terms tossed around a lot. And, because they’re often used together, people sometimes think they’re the same thing. 

What Can A Company Do With Agile Data? Watch Our Webinar and Find Out.

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It takes a lot of information to make a widget. Parts, materials, expenses, how things fit together — from research and design to assembly to servicing finished products, the manufacturing industry generates a lot of data. That data is usually unavailable to everyone who works on a widget over its lifetime. Research and design has its own data about costs and assembly in its database. Manufacturing may need that same information, but because its own systems are structured differently, manufacturing can’t use the information from R&D.

Improv, Pantser, Traveler: Three Ways to Compare Waterfall and Agile Software Development Methodologies

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The Three Phases of an Agile Transformation Strategy

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Delivering value with "Agile" software development is a hot topic these days. What does it mean, and how does a company become Agile? For many, Agile is interpreted as an alternative approach to project management. You'll hear words like Lean, Scrum, or Kanban. Agile is actually a broad philosophy of software development that is applied through frameworks, like Scrum. The Agile Manifesto stands on four key values and principles:

7 Barriers to Agile Implementation

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7 Barriers to Agile Implementation What could happen? Ever ask that? People do. About many things. Like what could happen to your body in space without a space suit. Or if you didn't do your taxes. Or if you got hit by a penny falling from a skyscraper. Or never left your bed. What could happen if you tried to implement Agile in your company? Probably something less headline-worthy, but there is still potential for drama. Let's look at seven possible barriers to a successful Agile implementation.