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For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

It's Time To Take Agile To The Next Level

Tool Up, Lean Out, And Deliver More Often To Drive Business Agility

March 25, 2011

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  • By Dave West
  • with Mike Gilpin,
  • Alissa Anderson

Why Read This Report

Agile adoption continues to grow, but organizations will not be able to harness the benefits of business agility without adding additional approaches to Agile. Forrester has observed three additions to Agile that breakthrough organizations are exploiting to become more agile: 1) Lean Thinking extends Agile to the complete value chain, connecting Agile into a broader process improvement initiative; 2) continuous delivery removes the barriers between development and operations to reduce cost and speed the process of releasing software; and 3) ALM 2.0+, a change to traditional application life-cycle management (ALM) terms of breadth and depth, establishes tools infrastructure to provide transparency and flexibility in supporting collaborative, distributed development. By adding these approaches to Agile, application delivery leaders can expand the focus of their leadership to more holistic improvement of software delivery.

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Table of Contents

  • With Popularity Comes Responsibility
  • Adding Value To Agile

  • Agile Requires More Than Effective Teams
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