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  Dev Zone

A Five Step Agile Roadmap

A recent LinkedIn question asked for advice on how to get a company started down a path to Agile and SCRUM. I thought it might be useful to share some advice and see if the OutSystems community had any ideas to add.

At OutSystems, our roadmap is strictly a guideline because companies have different methods, cultures, and management approaches. When introducing Agile, here are the steps we generally go through. Concepts and activities that are emphasized will vary based on understanding of the customer culture, organizational structure (formal and informal), as well as their prior knowledge of Agile methodologies. (more…)

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  Perspectives

Who Do You Trust? Thoughts from the Integrating Agile Conference

I had the opportunity to present at this year’s Integrating Agile Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands.  The daylong event was kicked off and closed by two fairly famous Agilistas. (more…)

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  Dev Zone

3 Areas of Caution for Corporate IT Agilists

So, SAP is embracing Agile development for their new SaaS strategy (see Phil Wainewright’s post on the recent SAP announcements); About time don’t you think?  Most ISVs are way ahead of the hype around Agile and have been applying some form of Agile development since the beginning of this century. Now, for those of you working in corporate IT shops who think SAP’s move is a great endorsement of Agile methodology and are going to run to your management shouting “the time is now!” …let me caution you on a few key points where you might run into some bumps. (more…)

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4 Trends Driving IT as a Source of Competitive Advantage

Paulo Rosado, CEO of OutSystems, kicked off the conference with a thought provoking keynote arguing the idea that IT doesn’t matter and is just a commodity was incorrect and described how and why IT is in fact the source of competitive advantage for many leading companies. He also warned the audience that because every good idea is eventually copied -eroding any competitive advantage – continuous innovation is imperative.

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