Thursday, March 31, 2016

IT Agility Sum Up: Agile Dot Connection

Agility within and of itself is a strategy. 

Agility is not only the ability to create the change, but also the capability to adapt to the changes. Within an IT, organizational agility should be defined as the speed in which the organization can enable the enterprise's goals and objectives as IT strategy is an integral element of business strategy. Agile is a culture as well! It is important to recognize that moving to Agile may require a significant culture change that affects the entire business. It certainly is NOT just a "development thing.”

Agile Dot Connection

  • Agility vs. Flexibility: Agility is the ability of a business to adapt rapidly and cost efficiently in response to changes in the business environment. Agile provides greater flexibility and it requires great discipline especially at team member level. Great power comes with great reasonability.

  • Agility vs. Accountability -Agile has emerged as a major methodology and a set of practices for many IT organizations for software development, it is the time that Agile also needs a serious readjustment to scale it up to a new level. Agile has to be readjusted at different organization levels. Today it is not only about doing Agile, but it is also required outside the software development where accountability really matters, and being Agile - to shape an agile mindset. Agility vs. accountability - what’s the correlation between them?

  • Agility vs. Quality:  (Part II) Agile has emerged as a major software development and management methodology, it is a set of principles, philosophy, and mindsets to either build software or run a business today. However, from the quality perspective, Agile is one of those things that's simple in principle but may be very challenging in practice. How can you maintain quality whilst trying to become agiler?

  • Agile vs. DevOps: Agile is a big umbrella term refers to the mindset, philosophy and the set of principles to run business or manage projects, also covering the comprehensive methodologies like XP, and lightweight management frameworks like Scrum. DevOps is a deployment pipeline that stresses communication, collaboration and integration between software developers and information Technology (IT) professionals.

  • Agile Principles vs. Rules: Leadership is about "why," to discover the underlying leadership or business fundamental principles. Management is about "what," to define the rules based on the set of principles. More specifically, what are the difference and correlation between principles and rules, at today’s Agile working environment or beyond?

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