The Future of Agile: SD Times Recap

It’s been 15 years since the Agile Manifesto was published, and Agile methodologies have proven to be an effective set of guiding principles in modern software delivery since then. But despite the successes, many are wondering: where does Agile go from here?

That’s the subject of a recent SD Times article entitled, Where does agile go from here, in which several Analysts from Gartner and Forrester, along with execs within the industry shared thoughts on the future of Agile and how we as an industry can continue to grow.

I am honored to be one of the executives interviewed, and I mentioned there are two customer trends happening to make Agile more effective.

1st Customer Trend

The emergence of more upfront business value planning—before any coding starts—in order to help guide overall project success and reduce the amount of rework and failures. By bridging the gap between developers and business decision makers, teams can work more effectively towards building software that achieves core business goals.

2nd Customer Trend

More and more organizations using collaboration tools that increase visibility across teams. These types of tools offer better communication and deeper adoption of Agile principles. By bringing Agile out of the development world, we’re going to start seeing more overarching organizational support that will lead to more successful teams.

For more on this topic and read the observations of the other Analysts and industry execs, read the full article here.

 

Flint Brenton

Flint has extensive experience leading innovative software companies and has an exceptional track record of accelerating growth through product innovation and sales execution. Most recently, he served as president and CEO of AccelOps, a provider of a leading IT operations analytics platform for cloud and virtualized infrastructures. Prior to that, he served as president and CEO of Tidal Software, a leading application automation software solution provider, which later was acquired by Cisco. After the Cisco acquisition, Mr. Brenton served in various follow-on capacities, including Vice President of Advanced Services and as Senior Vice President of Engineering for Cisco’s cloud-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) software offerings. At both AccelOps and Tidal Software, Mr. Brenton more than tripled sales under his tenure while focusing both companies on disruptive product introductions.

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One comment on “The Future of Agile: SD Times Recap
  1. Hi Flint, you’re right 15 years till the ‘agile manifesto’ was published and you’re right again: collaborative tools pushed any enterprise (even the conventionally working ones) direction of working and being agile. But what’s really the next step in agile? This isn’t easy to define.

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