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Agile Software Development

  1. 1. Agile Software Development How to use agile to assure your software development project is on scope, on time, and on budget.
  2. 2. <ul><li>You have to be fast on your feet and adaptive or else a strategy is useless. </li></ul><ul><li>Charles De Gaulle </li></ul>
  3. 3. On Scope: Define what you want <ul><li>5 Secrets to Success in defining what you want from your software development: </li></ul><ul><li>Find a software development partner who understands and focuses on business not just the IT solution </li></ul><ul><li>2. Involve the right people in your business. Invest time to ensuring that both decision makers and end users are involved </li></ul><ul><li>Focus yourself on what you want, and the developers on how they can deliver that to your business </li></ul><ul><li>4. Be open about your business situation and constraints – collaboration will mean you work more effectively with your Software Development Team </li></ul><ul><li>Be open to the fact that Agile allows you to adapt, reflect and change to ensure that your development needs are met. </li></ul>
  4. 4. On Time: Agile Gives Flexibility <ul><li>The step by step nature of Agile Methodology ensures that you can constantly review progress </li></ul><ul><li>You have control and oversight of what goes into the planned release. </li></ul><ul><li>The Iterative approach means that you take each small element and work on it step by step, planning, working and reviewing to ensure that what is delivered meets your needs </li></ul><ul><li>This means more small enhancements are delivered, more often, than in traditional software development. </li></ul><ul><li>You can see at any point in the process what works and what doesn’t – this fast review and feedback process means it’s easier to change elements as you go. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>“ A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it.” </li></ul><ul><li>William Feather </li></ul>
  6. 6. On Budget: <ul><li>Often today, our budgets at a company level DO stop us making investments which will transform our business. It’s important that your Agile Software Development Solution understands Business as well as IT. </li></ul><ul><li>4 questions to ask your Agile Partner: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How do you focus on the business priority as well as the IT need? An Agile Partner who focuses on IT as a business and as a tool to deliver your business results is what you need to keep costs under control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What technology do you use, and how do you use Open-Source as part of your solution? Working with an Agile Partner who delivers technology which is low in cost for your business and which you can also support yourself, helps reduce ongoing maintenance costs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What experience do you have in delivering Agile Software Development Projects such as mine, which will help keep my project costs on track? An experienced Agile Software Development Firm will not be starting from the bottom – they’ll already have industry experience and delivery expertise to save you time and money in getting the job done. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you create tailored solutions or are they “off the shelf”? Tailored solutions means that they fit your business and reduce the risk of waste and ongoing costs for services you don’t need </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Valtech delivers On Demand ™ Software development based on Agile Methodology which ensures that you control costs, maintain quality and improve your speed to market. </li></ul>
  7. 7. With Agile, the Results Speak for themselves
  8. 8. About Valtech <ul><li>Valtech delivers “ Business friendly IT ” – we believe that IT exists to serve organisations and not the other way round. </li></ul><ul><li>Ready to transform your IT systems? </li></ul><ul><li>Contact us via the web at Valtech UK </li></ul><ul><li>Sales Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with us on Twitter: </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: +44 207 0140800 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7014 0801 </li></ul><ul><li>Post </li></ul><ul><li>120 Aldersgate Street </li></ul><ul><li> London EC1A 4JQ </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>