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How Software Product Managers Can Champion a Pragmatic Evolution Into Agile Development Approaches

Published: 13 March 2020

ID: G00465768

Analyst(s): Brian Doherty , Roger Toennis

Summary

Changing from waterfall to agile process and culture is difficult no matter who leads the charge. Software product managers can be effective champions to lead a successful transition if they influence and educate leaders and stakeholders in a disciplined, pragmatic fashion.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Build Initial Support by Surveying and Communicating Stakeholder Incentives and Emotions
  • Pilot Agile First With One Well-Chosen Product and Team
  • Use Waterfall Process for Legacy Products to EOL and Agile Only for New Products

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