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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    REPORT: The Forrester New Wave™: Value Stream Management Tools, Q3 2018

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    August 6, 2018 Christopher Condo, Bill Seguin

    In Forrester's evaluation of the emerging market for value stream management (VSM) tools, we identified the 13 most significant providers in the category — Blueprint Software Systems, CA Technologies, CollabNet VersionOne, CloudBees, Electric Cloud, GitLab, Intland Software, Jama Software, Panaya, Plutora, Targetprocess, Tasktop, and XebiaLabs — and evaluated them. This report details how each vendor scored against 10 criteria and where they stand in relation to each other. Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders should use it to select the right solution for improving software development.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Evolve Or Retire: Administrators Are Now Developers

    Organization: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook

    July 13, 2018 Chris Gardner, Charles Betz

    Given a world where infrastructure is now software based (including containers, composable infrastructure, and more), administrators need skill sets common among application developers. While some infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals have started this journey, many are still in early stages. This report offers guidance to administrators who are learning to manage infrastructure-as-code (IaC) and examines what application developers can learn from tried-and-tested admin practices. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Strategic Portfolio Management Is Agile

    Vision: The Strategic Portfolio Management Playbook

    July 12, 2018 Margo Visitacion

    Agility is 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 has now become 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.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Value Stream Management Tools, Q3 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 13 Value Stream Management Tools

    July 12, 2018 Christopher Condo, Diego Lo Giudice, Bill Seguin

    You can use value stream management (VSM) tools to identify waste in delivery processes, create high-fidelity tool chains, and insert role-based visualization and analytics into data. But to access these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors — vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders should use Forrester's Now Tech report to understand the value they can expect from a VSM tools provider and select vendors based on size and functionality.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: Digital Transformation: Your First 100 Days

    Digital Transformation Best Practices: Six Ways To Kick-Start Your Transformation Efforts

    June 13, 2018 Julie A. Ask, Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Just because Fortune 500 companies weren't born digital doesn't mean they can't evolve their development and delivery operations to build the next generation of digital experiences. Doing so demands many changes and strong senior leadership and is a multiyear journey. But how do you get started? Forrester interviewed more than 40 senior digital business leaders to find out.

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