Top 5 reasons your IT Department should choose Agile

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September 7, 2017

Top 5 reasons your IT Department should choose Agile

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These days, it has become important for each and every organization to introduce the latest technological advancements in its business and different departments. Only then can they survive in this highly competitive business world and succeed. Implementing the latest technology is sure to come with its own benefits and help the organization to create the right kind of impression upon its clients and vendors.

 

Introducing Agile in the IT department

Agile development is found to come with numerous benefits when compared to the waterfall alternative. However, few organizations are found to be reluctant towards making the switch. Therefore, going through the below 5 points will help CIOs to consider choosing Agile. Also, I have seen many fake agile implementations under the same old silos and old organization design.

 

Top 5 reasons your IT Department should choose Agile

Useful features found in final product: As product evaluation is an important aspect, which is taken into consideration by businesses, it becomes necessary to identify value-adding features. “Deliver Highest Value Items to Customer Faster”. Again trying to identify the necessary requirements during the project initiation can help to develop functionality with no use or limited production.

 

Quick identification of incorrect approaches: “Fail Faster and Learn faster for continuous improvements”. The fact is trying to locate wrong path taken with technology is easy, but rectifying the same can be real tough and challenging. Agile offers day to day’ progress of the business.

Quick decisions: Business partners are required to take majority of the crucial decisions taken in any business. As questions arise, the need may arise to gather people to discuss about the issue within the agile space. Formal meetings are not necessary which might otherwise take days to get scheduled.

Benefits offered through collaboration: Since business groups and technology are accountable in the equal sense, a shared desire does exist to achieve success. The pain felt by businesses in the current environment is understood by technology resources. Even, technical challenges existing in creating new applications is understood by business resources. As issues surface, people in the group will know about them, while resources working upon a different application area will be able to offer the right solutions.

Recognition and embracing of change: It is not possible to define precisely how the system is to work during the project start. There are several waterfall projects which are found to be struggling with ‘analysis paralyses. This is due to the pressure to meet requirements correctly before moving ahead. The system gets developed iteratively using agile and course corrections can be made.

The above are the Top 5 reasons your IT Department should choose Agile.

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