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: Scaling Agile: Can The Spotify Approach Work For You?

    Road Map: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    March 15, 2019 Diego Lo Giudice

    Spotify's model for scaling Agile software delivery is gaining interest among enterprises and application development and delivery (AD&D) pros alike, which we learned in our research of and interviews with businesses like Fidelity Investments' personal investing unit, ING, Qantas Airways, Santander Bank Polska, and T. Rowe Price. Their question is: How can mainstream enterprises successfully adapt an approach from a digital-native unicorn? Read this report to find out how the Spotify approach will — or won't — help your company scale its Agile development.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Digital Business Requires Agile Financial Planning

    Performance Management: The Strategic Portfolio Management Playbook

    February 28, 2019 Margo Visitacion

    In the battle to win new customers, companies have turned to Agile practices to deliver software-based products and services that provide great customer experiences. The shift to Agile dev practices pushes organizations toward flexible budgeting that often conflicts with traditional annual operating budget planning. This report helps software leaders and their finance partners evolve toward Agile planning and budgeting practices. This is an update of a previously updated report. We are substantially revising this version to reflect new research.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Build An Agile BI Organization To Support An Insights-Driven Culture

    Organization: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    February 19, 2019 Boris Evelson

    An insights-driven organizational culture is key to enterprise success and competitive differentiation, and Agile business intelligence (BI) is a required foundational component to make it succeed. This report dives into the people part of the Agile BI tetrad — Agile BI software development, organizations, processes, and technologies. It provides an organizational framework that describes how application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals working on BI initiatives can align their BI organization for agility. 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: Early Adopters Of VSM Start To See The Light

    How Early Adopters Of Value Stream Management Align App Dev With Business Outcomes

    February 13, 2019 Christopher Condo, Bill Seguin

    Value stream management (VSM) tools are starting to emerge to fill the gaps that DevOps alone can't, such as the capture and visualization of KPIs and the ability to connect business needs to value delivered. Early adopters of these tools come at them from opposite ends of the application development and delivery (AD&D) pipeline — and both starting points have their merits. Read this report to learn about how early adopters have approached VSM implementation and what steps they have taken to apply VSM tools to their AD&D process.

  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    REPORT: Elevate Your Design Practice To Differentiate Experiences

    Intermediate Level: Design Practices For CX Transformation

    December 14, 2018 Jennifer Wise

    Getting experience design right is essential to CX transformation — it means performing specific activities required for defining and refining experiences based on your vision and research-based customer understanding. This report is for CX transformation leaders whose organizations perform these activities with rigor but insufficient discipline. It explains how to achieve the intermediate level of maturity in the design competency. Forrester refreshes this report regularly based on new research.

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