Agile

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: The State Of Agile 2017: Agile At Scale

    Agile Plus DevOps Slowly But Steadily Reaches Enterprise Scale

    December 14, 2017 Diego Lo Giudice

    Agile development practices are fueling software innovations globally. Agile techniques create more value for the business, faster, than traditional methods. Lately, DevOps has accelerated Agile adoption, but Agile at scale across teams, divisions, and enterprise is still relatively rare. This report, based on our Q3 2017 Agile survey, provides pragmatic must-dos for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals seeking to enhance and scale their Agile adoption for broader business agility.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Use Modern Benchmarking For Modern Application Delivery

    Benchmarks: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    December 14, 2017 Christopher Condo, Diego Lo Giudice

    As firms face growing competition for customers, they naturally seek to compare themselves to their peers and competitors, but there is a trap: Leaders don't compare their firms with competitors but with themselves — assessing how good they are for their business and users. Gone are the days when application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders used industry-standard benchmarks to assess how they average. Instead, they compare their current performance with where they need to be as a leader. This report shows AD&D pros how leading organizations benchmark app delivery. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. We updated this report to reflect data from Forrester Data Global Business Technographics® Developer Survey, 2017 and Forrester's Q3 2017 Global Agile Software Application Development Online Survey.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Programs, Not Projects: Iterative ECM Deployments Drive Higher Satisfaction Levels

    Continuous Improvement: The Enterprise Content Management Playbook

    December 11, 2017 Cheryl McKinnon

    Successful enterprise content management (ECM) deployments share several common characteristics: engagement with business stakeholders, clear governance programs, adoption of Agile development and delivery techniques, and the use of data to plan ongoing improvements. This report outlines the approaches that enterprise architecture (EA) pros can take to accelerate satisfaction levels for content applications. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. We have updated it to include our most recent research on ECM solutions.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Use DevOps And Supply Chain Principles To Automate Application Delivery Governance

    Processes: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    December 8, 2017 Christopher Condo, Diego Lo Giudice

    Today's application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders need speed and quality at a low cost to create software that competes for customers. Agile and DevOps practices enable companies to achieve all three, but paralysis over compliance, audit, or security concerns causes many to cling to manual governance practices that are ineffective even at slower speeds. This report describes how application delivery organizations are applying automated supply chain management practices to improve both application delivery governance and business results. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically to ensure continued relevance.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Best Practices For Mobile Experience Development And Delivery

    Development Shop Transformations Drive Mobile Experience Delivery

    December 1, 2017 Jeffrey S. Hammond, Julie A. Ask

    Most software development shops don't have the right operational models to build and deliver great mobile and digital experiences. This document examines the best practices that applications development leaders use to create mobile experiences that successfully transform customer experiences. Collectively these practices result in a new, more muscular digital organization that embeds mobile experience delivery and the technical skills to do it at its core. In effect, mobile is now the tail that wags the digital dog.

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