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Market Guide for Enterprise Agile Frameworks

Published: 16 June 2016

ID: G00301616

Analyst(s): Nathan Wilson , Mike West , Stefan Van Der Zijden


Enterprise agile frameworks address the challenges that many organizations have in scaling agile development. CIOs and application leaders can use this Market Guide to consider the appropriate framework, whether enterprise-targeted or web-scale, for managing development across multiple agile teams.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

Market Direction

Market Analysis

  • Visibility
  • Fit to Purpose
  • Two Flavors of Scaling
  • Principles and Practices Versus Prescriptive

Representative Providers

  • AgilePath
  • Continuous Agile
  • Disciplined Agile 2.0
  • Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)
  • FAST Agile Scaled Technology
  • Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS)
  • Nexus, aka the Scrum Framework for Scaling Scrum
  • Recipes for Agile Governance (RAGE)
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) 4.0
  • ScALeD Agile Lean Development (ScALeD)
  • Scrum at Scale
  • Spotify
  • eXponential Simple Continuous Autonomous Learning Ecosystem (XSCALE)

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