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Get Started with Agile.

Every enterprise aims to be agile, but getting there is no small feat. Many experience quality issues, budget mishaps, and delivery delays. Eliminate these barriers by introducing agile and creating an organization that delivers what your customers need, when they need it.

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What is Agile?

Agile is more than a methodology. It’s a mindset that changes how you deliver value to your customers—one that transforms market strategy into marketable innovation. When you’re agile, the right people have access to the right information, faster than ever before. You’ll remove the barriers that separate your teams. And you’ll transform app delivery from an end result into a continuous, evolving part of your business. That way, you’re poised to create change, instead of just reacting to it.

Which agile methodology is right for you?

Starting down the path of agility can be intimidating at first. The best way to start is by choosing a methodology that works for you. Two of the most common methodologies are Scrum and Kanban.

 

What is Scrum?

Scrum is extremely common among agile teams. It focuses on collaboration and increments, and in that regard is similar to Kanban. Where Scrum differs is in how work gets divided up into time periods or time boxes. The typical Scrum team consists of 3-9 people and includes a product owner, Scrum master and several team members. The team commits to the work to be done during a particular set of time, and they work collaboratively and cross-functionally to finish in the specified time box.

 

What is Kanban?

Coming from the Japanese word for “visual signal” or “card,” Kanban also breaks work down into smaller, more manageable chunks of work. It differs from Scrum in that it does not break work into specific time boxes. Kanban uses a board to visualize and track the flow of work. Commitments are optional for a Kanban team, as are time periods. In general, Kanban is more fluid and does not follow many strict guidelines or rules.

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How does agile benefit your business?

More employee productivity

Enhanced customer satisfaction

Better operational efficiency

Increase in business growth

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Scrum, Kanban and Lean are all agile methodologies typically associated with project management for software development.

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