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Agile Prague 2017 - Press release

We just published Agile Prague 2017 official press release. It's available in CTK news service (in Czech).

Alan Bustamante: Only the Agile Survive

by Anna Kulakowska


In business, there are several factors that really count. You can follow the trends to see what methodology would be beneficial for your business objectives.
The visible trends include the following:
• Shorter manufacturing cycles (decreasing time to market)
• Talent war for rockstar ninja engineers
• Emerging involvement with social media (hearing the voice of customers)
• Holistic approach of all parties concentrating on a common goal (employees, shareholders, customers, competition).


If you recall the Agile Manifesto, you can see easily how Agile methodology responds to current trends.
There are also measurable metrics on how Agile can help companies meet their business objectives:
‘The MIT research indicates that Agile firms grow revenue 37% faster and generate 30% higher profits than non-agile companies’.
On top of that, by introducing iterative delivery the Agile methodology adds value incrementally and reduces the overall risk. Another advantage is team organization: As opposed to traditional teams, Agile teams are not hierarchical, they are self-organizing. Self-leadership and self-empowerment of team members is making ‘traditional’ leaders to step down.

The graphics were created by Richard Fridrich.