Gartner Research

Digital Business Demands an Enterprise-Scale Agile Approach

Published: 12 January 2015

ID: G00263437

Analyst(s): Matthew Hotle , Bill Swanton

Summary

Application leaders under pressure to support fast-evolving digital business scenarios find traditional project and development methods unsuitable. Agile development incrementally delivers new capabilities, but scaling it to large, enterprisewide activities, such as digital business, will be key.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Digital business will require application leaders to explore development outside of traditional IT and to ensure fast-paced incremental releases in order to be competitive
  • When many business units offer related digital services, the need for scalability and brand consistency will require architectural coordination on the part of application leaders
  • As digital services become established in the market, follow-on capabilities will quickly broaden an enterprise's offering to dozens or hundreds of services that application leaders will need to manage

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