Category Archives: Agile Benefits

10th Annual State of Agile Survey is Open!

It’s hard to imagine that we’re celebrating the 10th year of the State of Agile™ survey! The annual survey has become the largest, longest-running, and most comprehensive survey serving the agile community. Last year nearly 4,000 of your peers shared … Continue reading

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What Kind of Agile Are You?

              As many as 94% of organizations are practicing some form of agile according to 9th annual State of Agile survey™, yet I have first-hand experience seeing countless organizations that aren’t doing agile right, … Continue reading

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Measuring What Counts: Introducing the Better, Faster, Cheaper, Happier Measurement Framework

At Ivar Jacobson International (IJI) we have been involved in many agile adoptions ranging in size from single teams to entire IT development organizations. The single biggest problem we see is organizations not understanding why they are changing the way … Continue reading

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How the Words You Use Affect Your Team

Words have a huge impact on team members, affecting their work and ultimately your project, yet we often don’t put much thought into the words we use every day. Check out some of the positive and negative connotations of traditional … Continue reading

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10 Agile Books You Should Read This Summer

It’s all too easy to take it a little bit easier during the summer, so we created a list of agile books to keep you on your toes. Whether you read them at the beach on vacation or the back … Continue reading

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Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail: Succeed with Agile Planning Framework and its Four Planning Levels

              Many people know that agile planning is different from big up-front detailed planning done in traditional or waterfall projects.  However, there are many misconceptions or only partial understandings of agile planning. In this … Continue reading

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Why Agile Won’t Make You More Productive

According to the 9th annual State of Agile™ survey, more organizations are adopting agile in order to improve productivity: “Consistent with last year, most respondents adopted agile practices to accelerate product delivery (59%) or enhance their ability to manage changing … Continue reading

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10 Benefits of Agile You Definitely Don’t Want to Miss Out On

Are you sure you’re receiving the most benefits of agile possible? Do you know the top ten benefits of agile? Read this article to learn what nearly 4,000 of your agile peers said were the benefits of agile that their … Continue reading

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Top 10 Tips for Measuring Agile Success

Choosing the right agile metric to measure agile success is really simple, right? I wish that were the case, but in reality choosing the correct agile metric can be a little tricky. So, how do you get the most out … Continue reading

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Is DevOps a People Problem AND a Technical Problem?

Over the past few years, I’ve become more familiar with the works of Jerry Weinberg.  One of his best is a book called Secrets of Consulting, which I highly recommend to all those who give advice for a living.  Among … Continue reading

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