In my last post, we discussed some of Agile’s weaknesses and why enterprises are not quite ready for pure Agile transformation. We believe Agile best practices, especially in the domain of enterprise applications, will continuously improve as the Agile framework becomes field driven. Based on our experience, we have several conclusions on enterprise or point solution Agile projects.

1. Enterprise Agile will be different than Agile for commercial applications

In the last blog post, we identified the strengths of Agile: speed-to-market; higher quality development; transparency; etc. So this week I’ll address the underlying weaknesses of Agile, all based on experience, keeping in mind Agile is a framework designed to be adapted to the conditions of its environment

Converting from waterfall to agile is a journey. Like all journeys, it’s best to have a route avoiding road construction. Our Fortune 2000 customers realize agile doesn’t have Google Maps. As a result, they’ve turned to our agile experts with 1,000,000+ hours of Agile customer experiences to provide the roadmap. In this blog post, we will discuss our experiences, conclusions and recommendations for an agile transformation journey.

Agile has become the preferred method of software development for the following reasons:

Businesses are now undergoing a digital transformation significantly more revolutionary than the .com era of the ‘90’s. This transformation is engaging new technologies requiring speed-to-market delivery through an Agile methodology. If this wasn’t enough, development teams must now have fluency and intimacy in the customer, customer’s culture, business and business’ culture. These market encompassing dynamics are virtually unstoppable.