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 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.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Agile And DevOps Adoption Drives Digital Business Success

    Executive Overview: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    November 21, 2017 Christopher Condo, Diego Lo Giudice

    Every business is now a digital business. Companies are scrambling to respond to higher consumer expectations and more nimble competitors. Application development and delivery (AD&D) organizations are leading this response, transforming to deliver high-quality, innovative software solutions that delight customers and outpace competitors. This report introduces Forrester's Modern Application Delivery Playbook, which lays out the crucial imperatives for AD&D leaders navigating this transition. 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: Predictions 2018: New Technologies Propel Software Development

    Serverless, Low-Code, And Natural Interfaces Emerge To Complement Agile And DevOps Adoption

    November 7, 2017 Christopher Condo, Jeffrey S. Hammond, Randy Heffner, Rob Koplowitz, Diego Lo Giudice, John R. Rymer

    Every company is in the software business. Fast, iterative delivery of high-quality software means better customer engagement and higher satisfaction. Software development leaders face new opportunities and challenges in delivering for the business; read this report to identify the important inflections in software development during 2018.

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