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: Build The Right Software Better And Faster With Agile And DevOps Metrics

    Performance Management: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    September 18, 2017 Diego Lo Giudice

    Customer-obsessed strategies put application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders under tremendous pressure to deliver fast over perfect! But AD&D pros also know that they must deliver high quality and increasing business value. For many, this is a significant shift from the past, when the main points of focus were schedule, cost, and efficiency. This report describes these new business-oriented metrics as well as the practices and tools that help organizations collect, report, and respond to them. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Mobile: The First 100 Days

    Best Practices Harvested From Industry Leaders In Support Of A Customer Experience Transformation Journey

    August 11, 2017 Julie A. Ask, Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Just because Fortune 500 companies weren't born mobile doesn't mean they can't evolve their development and delivery operations to build the next generation of mobile and digital experiences. But doing so demands many changes and strong senior leadership. Forrester interviewed more than 40 senior digital business leaders to learn how they drove change within their large enterprises.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: Mobile: The First 100 Days

    Best Practices Harvested From Industry Leaders To Begin Your Customer Experience Transformation Journey

    August 9, 2017 Julie A. Ask, Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Just because Fortune 500 companies were not born mobile does not mean they cannot evolve their delivery operations to build the next generation of mobile or digital experiences. Doing so demands a lot of changes and strong senior leadership. Often, Forrester is asked, "were do we start?" We interviewed more than 40 senior digital business leaders to tap into their wisdom about how they drove change within their large enterprises including during the first 100 days.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Make A Modern Business Case For Agile And DevOps-Driven Digital Transformation

    Business Case: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    July 21, 2017 Diego Lo Giudice

    Applications give digital businesses the software assets they need to win, serve, and retain customers in the face of fierce competition and escalating customer expectations. Improving application delivery speed and quality is a central imperative for application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders. This report describes how they fund this transformation while keeping the lights on by reducing costs, boosting project-level return on investment (ROI), increasing digital business revenues, and accelerating business benefits. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. This update factors in new customer experience data and additional business justifications.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Strategic Portfolio Management Is Agile

    Vision: The Strategic Portfolio Management Playbook

    July 14, 2017 Margo Visitacion

    Agility is now a prerequisite for firms to continuously execute on their digital strategy. Enterprise architecture (EA) professionals and portfolio managers must support their business partners to build fast-paced, integrated, and continuous planning and delivery cycles. Agile portfolio management is now becoming part of the mainstream. Forrester reviews and revises this report periodically for continued relevance and accuracy; we are updating it now to reflect our latest thinking on strategic portfolio management.

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