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CIOs giving business a competitive edge with Agile practices
This article is part of the CIO Decisions issue of December 2011 Volume 11
The enterprise C-suite is relying more and more on IT to gain a competitive edge. Agile practices in particular are enabling the business to deliver not only faster time to market, but also faster time to business value. More on Agile project management Agile project management, from Agile to waterfall Agile best practices can combine waterfall and Scrum Agile project management approaches for on-time and on-budget delivery Consider British Airways PLC (BA), which recently launched an iPad application for its cabin service directors to give them up-to-the-minute information on the preferences of executive club members. The application went from idea to production in 90 days using Agile practices. Early demos of the application were given to the service directors, and their feedback played a key role in the ultimate design. These directors in turn gave direct feedback to BA's business leadership team, who in turn "reinforced the positive view of the project and IT delivery," Mike Croucher, head of IT architecture and delivery at ...
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Features in this issue
A CIO uses services-oriented architecture and agile project management to reposition his company for growth and modernize IT and business processes.
It is up to Agile project management leaders to set a realistic and sustainable pace for these projects.
Traditional project management can ruin the best-intentioned IT efforts. It's time to get flexible and interact with stakeholders using Agile methods.
News in this issue
Enterprises are relying on the CIO for faster time to market and faster time to value through the use of Agile practices.
General Electric Co. turned to Agile practices to revamp software development in its Energy division. Now Agile is making its way across the company.