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Agile: An Executive Guide - Real results from IT budgets by Jamie Lynn Cooke

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CHAPTER 1: AN EXECUTIVE BRIEF ON AGILE2

What is Agile?

‘Agile’ is a collective term for methodologies (and practices) that have emerged over the past two decades to increase the relevance, flexibility and business value of software solutions. These methodologies are specifically intended to address the problems that have historically plagued software development activities in the IT industry, including budget overruns, missed deadlines, low quality outputs, and dissatisfied users.

Although there are a broad range of Agile methodologies in the IT industry – from software development and project ...

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