methods are now an accepted part of the business mainstream.
As a result more and more businesses are seeking to realize
for themselves the significant gains demonstrated by Agile's
to let you in on a secret: Most of the practices of
Agile development are not, in fact,"new".
Today's Agile methods package these
"good things to do" together into a formula
that addresses today's climate for professional software
development. Where businesses need to deliver responses
early and often; development needs to be able to shift
priorities quickly to respond to market and operational
changes; software teams need to optimize throughput
while maintaining product quality.
If you are just starting to explore
Agile practices, read our quick
overview and get the essential facts. Then, read
on to find out how to make Agile deliver on its promise.
||How to get
the value out of the agile promise
The focus is on delivering Value. Agile delivers on its promise
when your business gets that value. Focus on delivering solutions
that solve the real business issues for your organization.
If you are struggling to realize this value, then it could
be that there are fundamental problems in the way that you
have applied Agile methods to your business and projects.
If you're unsure if your Agile
Development approach is working for you as it should or could
-- Take our quick 12-question needs
assessment and to find out your need level.
SPC equips you to solve the real business issues
Agile project teams face, whether you are just starting
with Agile, or you have been working at for some time.
Here's the top five issues we see that prevent businesses
and teams gaining the benefit of Agile methods:
By partnering with SPC, customers have been able to realize
significant gains in the productivity and focus of their Agile
teams. One recent customer was able to double the
development throughput of one of its Agile projects
by better managing the development of its requirements backlog
and its iteration planning process.
SPC empowers its customers to realize the full business
potential of their investment in software development practices,
including agile practices. For example, many Agile
advocates want you to discard your previous approaches to
requirements and use User Stories instead. While User Stories
are definitely a good way to manage requirements for an Agile
project, a recent SPC customer was already adept at the Use
Case method. Instead of investing in unnecessary practices
and introducing further risk and uncertainty we showed them
how to leverage
their Use Case expertise to drive the Agile project approach.
||Want to know
- If you have a thorny business issue or Agile question
you need answered fill out our on-line
- If you're unsure if your Agile Development
approach is working for you as it should or could
-- Take our quick 12-question needs
assessment or read up on what
you need to do to deliver on the Agile promise.
- If you're unsure if an Agile approach meets your needs,
read up on the problems Agile can
solve for you.
- To learn more, we encourage you to contact
an SPC representative. They understand our services
from your perspective. You will get an honest picture without
the hype. There's no risk, no obligation, and plenty of
ways to see if SPC is right for you.
Our goal is to ensure our clients have the right process,
technology and skills to deliver lasting change to their development
organization. Discover why
SPC is right for you.
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