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Application Leaders Must Prepare for the Agile Backlash

Published: 12 June 2013

ID: G00249494

Analyst(s): David Norton, Andy Kyte, Nathan Wilson

Summary

As agile and lean replace traditional waterfall methodologies, many application developers will deliver successfully; however, there will also be large-scale project failures in which agile will be demonized as the root cause. Application leaders must keep their agile and lean initiatives on track.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Don't View Agile as a Pick-and-Mix Methodology
  • Don't Attempt Enterprise Agile With an Inexperienced Team
  • Realize There Will Be Failures
  • How to Avoid Failure
    • Agile Requires Change
    • Agile Requires a Comprehensive Plan
    • Agile Requires New Project Methodologies
    • Agile Requires Control of Technical Debt
  • How to Avoid Fallout From Failure

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