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China Summary Translation: 'Making Sense of the Agile Methodology Wars'

Published: 25 August 2016

ID: G00315062

Analyst(s): Mike West , Maritess Sobejana


Becoming agile is now a top priority for many application development organizations, but the process of becoming agile may not involve one single methodology. This research will help CIOs and application leaders to choose the method or methods that best suit their organization's needs.

Table Of Contents



Making Sense of the Agile Methodology Wars

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations


  • One Important Distinction


  • Select a "Good Enough" Agile Methodology to Start With, Then Make It Yours
  • Pick an Agile Methodology That Has Adequate Training in Your Area
  • Manage the Process of Cultural Change Proactively
  • Continuously Review, Adapt and Improve Your Agile Processes and Practices

Case Study

  • Tollway Tech

Gartner Recommended Reading

  • Appendix

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