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Seven Best Practices for Your Agile Software Factory

Published: 23 March 2010

ID: G00173140

Analyst(s): David Norton, Jeff Schulman


With smaller budgets, IT organizations are turning to agile development in the hope of being able to do more with less. We outline seven practices to help CIOs and application developers apply agile and lean practices to support their software factory efforts.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Lines Between Formal and Agile Development Are Blurring
  • Enterprises Will Make Greater Use of Agile Software Factories
  • Best Practice No. 1: Make Lean and Agile Principles Part of Your DNA
  • Best Practice No. 2: Give the Customer a Voice
  • Best Practice No. 3: Use SODA Principles Throughout the Life Cycle
  • Best Practice No. 4: Balance Systematic vs. Opportunistic Architecture
  • Best Practice No. 5: Manage the Life Cycle as a Single Value Stream
  • Best Practice No. 6: Build Up a Portfolio of SOA Analysis and Design Patterns
  • Best Practice No. 7: Support End-User Development From Mashups to Cloud Platforms
  • What You Need to Know

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