Being Agile in a Non-Agile World

Being Agile in a Non-Agile World

Agility is the topic of the day with many organizations disenchanted with traditional software development processes in favor of processes that focus on delivery and team dynamics. But these organizations are finding the adoption of small, agile approaches for development often hard to implement into organizations that are neither small, nor agile in nature. Organizations are finding the promise of agility is often compromised in response for the need for prediction, planning, and financial controls. Project managers are trying to balance the needs of the organization versus enabling teams to deliver software faster and of a higher quality. In this paper we discuss how to implement agile thinking in the context of both defined engineering practices and organizations Software Development Lifecycle.


David West Managing Director, North America David is managing director for North America and has worked in the software development industry for over 15 years holding a variety of posts ranging from developer, team leader and architect. He managed the development of the Rational Unified Process for two years releasing four new versions of the product which including the re-architecting to conform to SPEMM, inclusion of CMMI and Agile content and a revised business modeling discipline.
Ivar Jacobson Consulting
01 Jul 2008
01 Jun 2008
13 Page(s)
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