What’s the value of Agile?

Many people say that agile improves your bottom line. Whether you are a business executive, or an agile project manager, you need to understand what ‘profit’ means and how agile can boost it whilst lowering overall risk. For these things to happen, you need to restructure your budgeting practices around agile projects and you must[…]

Is Agile Going Around in Circles?

Agile software development grew out of a movement to establish within IT, practices that are founded on tight feedback loops, timeboxing, collaboration and communication, self-organization and empowerment. It was as much a reaction to, as a recognition that, traditional phased approaches to project management (e.g., Waterfall) introduced structures that potentially inhibit initiative and innovation. Instead,[…]

Agile Innovation

Understood as a delivery vehicle for change, Agile integrates well with other practices that support innovation (e.g., Design Thinking, Lean Startup and DevOps). At its heart is the appreciation that innovation is a process that applies to new, existing and unarticulated needs by stimulating change in value or satisfaction that is obtained from products and[…]

IARM Agile Atlas Article

In association with the Agile Atlas, an information resource for Scrum and Agile practitioners supported by the Agile Alliance, the IARM has published an accessible article concerning agile risk management and Scrum describing the application of risk management in Scrum environments that employ Kanban based techniques.

Agile Charting Publication Released

The IARM is pleased to announce the release of the free publication Agile Charting: A Practical Guide. We welcome feedback and encourage readers to submit their own contributions for inclusion in future editions (see the publication itself for further details). Agile charting is a simple but powerful tool for describing and managing agile processes through[…]