Five Reasons Why Agile Best Fits Today's Fast-Paced Organizations

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The details of delivery bog down many product owners: spending time assigning work, checking progress and writing status reports. In contrast, agile teams strive to be "self-organized." The whole team is responsible for determining who works on what and for tracking and reporting progress. Agile teams are also responsible for maintaining a high level of quality and verifying that everything that goes out actually works. This means that agile product owners can focus on their customers and market, rather than doing team management.

In today's fast-paced business environment, companies are constantly pressured to adapt to changing market conditions. Companies that produce software increasingly turn to agile development practices to help them stay competitive. Agile processes are highly collaborative, iterative and all focused on the rapid and repeatable delivery of software. Many practices, such as pair programming and regular retrospectives, may appear on their surface to slow teams down. However, the benefits to organizations of "going agile" far outweigh the costs. In this slideshow, Paul Infield-Harm, director of product development at Cyrus Innovation, explains why.


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