In the fast-changing environment, organizations are adopting an agile methodology to make themselves flexible and collaborative. Agile methodology is a broad term and can be implemented in every part of the organization. From the project management perspective, it encourages frequent inspection and adaptation. The leaders of an organization can benefit from agile methodology as it supports teamwork, accountability, and self-organization. Also, it is a set of engineering best practices that allow rapid delivery of high-quality software. Moreover, agile is a business approach that aligns development with customer needs and company goals. The implementation of agile methodology in all aspects of the organization results in transparency, improved quality, and flexible prioritization, ability to predict product delivery, and focus on the core business values.
In the agile landscape, Scrum is the most popular methodology that is implemented in IT projects providing flexibility during product development. It combines software development with operations collaboratively, assisted by automated processes, resulting in fast but small incremental releases of new features. Organizations use Kanban methodology, which is based on the idea of continuous releases. A Kanban board is used to track the work which displays the statuses of work in columns and lanes. It is based on four essential pillars: continuous releases, work in progress limits, the list of work, and columns or lanes.
Furthermore, agile teams are adopting cloud-based solutions for quicker, coding, testing, and deployment. Adding cloud to the agile equation encourages innovation and experimentation as the development process is faster and less painful. Organizations that use server less agile methodology have a competitive edge in the market as it supports higher quality, greater agility, speedier market responsiveness, delivering value earlier in the development chain. An agile approach actively involves the client throughout the entire project, including the iteration planning, review sessions, and new feature builds in the software. Additionally, an agile approach allows the team to beta test or release the software sooner by using a time-boxed method which helps in predicting the release.
From a leadership point of view, agile methodologies and principles help an organization in collaborating effectively. An agile consultant helps an organization get rid of the rigidity present in the organizations and replaces it with a more flexible and value-based work ecosystem. Collaboration and teamwork help organizations in surviving in a dramatically changing market.
In today’s market scenario, agile solution providers are leveraging advanced technologies, practices, and principles to enable organizations to achieve their common business goals. However, choosing the right partner from a plethora of players present in the market is confusing for most of the businesses. To aid the important decision-makers in selecting the most advanced and trustworthy companies in the agile space, the editorial board at CIO Applications has selected a handful of leading agile solution providers. The board has selected the vendors based on their ability in delivering solutions, expertise in the domain, skills, competencies, and the impact of the solution on the business.
We present to you CIO Applications’ - “Top 10 Agile Solution Providers - 2019”.