Agile - Fundamentals for Business Leaders

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Agile practitioners, project manager, business or operational manager, software developer, software tester, member of a PMO, member of a governance panel, quality assurance team member, or anyone in the IT department


“Agile innovation methods have revolutionized information technology. Over the past 25 to 30 years success rates in software development improved quality, speed to market, and boosted motivation and productivity of IT teams” – Darrell K. Rigby,Jeff Sutherland, and Hirotaka Takeuchi 2016, Harvard Business Review.

Business leaders should pay attention to the trending maturity of agile innovation. The iterative nature of agile engagements and the practice to deliver on demand should make it easier to identify value. When teams deliver frequent vertical slices throughout the engagement, the economic value is realized and understood often.


  • Incorporate agile practices into business meetings
  • Champion agile initiatives in the organization
  • Develop a program to enable emergent leaders

Online 4/20/2017
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