Waterfall Still Going Strong – But is it Time for a Hybrid Approach?

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The nature of the technology business is forward-thinking. It focuses on the future and what’s coming next. Innovations and creativity in our world of software development strive to improve the status quo and increase customer satisfaction through speed and increased connectivity. Yet, while it’s exciting to see enterprises embrace new ways of thinking and advance their processes with cutting edge technology, it rarely happens rapidly or even simultaneously across all industries. For most organizations, the adoption of new technologies is a slow process and the larger they are and the longer they’ve been around, the more time it takes to …

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Managers Don’t Have to Hate Agile

Earlier this year Forbes published an article titled “Why Do Managers Hate Agile?”  The author, Steve Denning, builds a case for managers hating Agile due to “management” and “Agile” being defined as two different worlds. It’s like Men are From Mars and Women are from Venus, only we’re talking about the IT world and management and developers, instead of men and women. The article caught my attention for the obvious reason that CollabNet sells products and services to help support Agile development efforts, sparking the question, “Why would managers hate Agile?” In the article, the first world of “Management” is referenced as “The vertical …

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Removing Barriers To Scaling Agile Adoption: An Introduction

When Agile software development practices are introduced into an organization, they often spread faster than they can be controlled. Without a clearly defined standard to guide your implementation, numerous Agile management approaches can emerge simultaneously—sometimes in direct conflict with one another. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but traditional, top-down management structures typically experience some growing pains as they transition to the more egalitarian Agile approach. As an executive, how do you embrace Agile yet mitigate risks in scaling technology, people and processes? This blog series attempts to answer that question and offer a road map to scale Agile adoption …

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