Agile is a group of methodologies that share a number of common threads. They: 1) are empirical, tactical, and iterative; 2) work with existing tools; 3) are compatible with overall process improvement strategies like the Software Engineering Institute (SEI)'s Capability Maturity Model (CMM); 4) are focused on the coding process, and focus on code, not documentation; 5) fit with the product cycles of web applications; and 6) work with web-enabled tools.

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Elevate Agile-Plus-DevOps With Value Stream Management

    VSM Is Poised To Take Over Where Application Life Cycle Management Leaves Off

    April 20, 2018 Christopher Condo, Diego Lo Giudice

    Practicing value stream management (VSM) allows companies to make their Agile plus development and operations (DevOps) development environments into real digital business drivers. With VSM, organizations implementing Agile-plus-DevOps will better understand the value they deliver, the efficiencies they gain, and the further optimization possibilities for each software product in their delivery pipeline. This report introduces application development and delivery (AD&D) pros to VSM and maps some of the vendors converging on this new market.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Faster Software Delivery Will Accelerate Digital Transformation

    Strategic Plan: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    April 12, 2018 Diego Lo Giudice, Christopher Condo

    Customer-obsessed organizations are accelerating their race to digital in order to win new customers and retain existing ones. A crucial element of this imperative is to transform their software delivery processes to create high-value experiences for customers, employees, and partners. This report describes how application development and delivery (AD&D) pros should shape their application delivery strategy to deliver high-quality apps quickly and at low cost. This is an update of a previously published report. We have updated it to include findings from our last 12 months of research in Agile and development and operations (DevOps).

  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    REPORT: Three Ways To Evolve CX Prioritization

    Innovate Your Prioritization Practices For CX Transformation

    April 9, 2018 Ryan Hart

    Companies with well-established, high-functioning prioritization competencies have a wide-open opportunity for innovation and experimentation. Customer experience (CX) professionals can focus their organizations on efforts that bring the greatest benefits to customers and the business through a range of approaches that fall outside typical definitions of prioritization. In this report, we examine three areas that offer opportunities for innovation in the CX management prioritization competency.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: How To Adapt Project Estimations For An Agile World

    Change Traditional Estimation, Measurement, And Budgeting To Support Scaling Agile

    April 6, 2018 Diego Lo Giudice

    Agile techniques create more software value for the business — more quickly than traditional methods. While development and operations (DevOps) accelerates Agile adoption, traditional estimation, sizing, project measurement, and budgeting hamper the adoption of Agile at scale. Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders must apply Agile practices to those activities, or risk preventing their organizations from scaling Agile successfully.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Find And Fix The Gaps In Your Modern Software Delivery

    Assessment: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    April 6, 2018 Diego Lo Giudice, Christopher Condo, Bill Seguin

    Customer-obsessed organizations increasingly expect application leaders to speed and scale software delivery. Many leaders know they need to improve, but they struggle with what to do and where to start. Different application development and delivery (AD&D) teams face different challenges, but the patterns are consistent across organizations. Forrester's modern application delivery (MAD) assessment tool helps app development leaders find the gaps in their processes — and systematically and continuously fix them. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy; most recently, we updated this report to adhere to Forrester's assessment maturity tool and align the technology categories to the latest modern application delivery (MAD) playbook vision report.

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