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Agile: An Executive Guide - Real results from IT budgets by Jamie Lynn Cooke

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CHAPTER 3: FIVE STEPS TO AGILE SUCCESS

Choosing the right kick-off point

Although it might be tempting for you to want to ‘dive right in’ and start using an Agile methodology (e.g. Scrum) to salvage your struggling software projects, it is valuable for you to step back for a moment and consider the specific needs – and constraints – of your organisation.

Choosing the right project(s)

Deciding where to begin using Agile methodologies in your organisation is as important as deciding which methodology you will use.

Is your objective to do a ‘safe’ trial of Agile before committing to its broader use across the organisation? If so, you may want to select a self-contained new software development project which will not be unduly burdened by the constraints ...

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