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“Agile IT” represents the ultimate goal for IT transformation – enabling IT to respond rapidly to changing business needs. Most large IT organizations have determined that business as usual won’t produce the needed agility and are adopting modern approaches. However, as we have learned, adopting new methods on a piecemeal basis won’t get you there either. An integrated approach is needed. Agile IT combines best practices from agile methods, service oriented architecture and model-driven development under a management framework known as portfolio transition engineering.
Adopting Agile IT within the typical IT environment requires additional capabilities and adjustments to current IT management practices. Agile methods provide rapid delivery of capability increments. However, to scale agile methods, project teams must be able to work independently. Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) provides the organizing paradigm that allows smaller teams to achieve parallel development on a massive scale. This creates pressure on release management and development coordination disciplines. Model-based development facilitates precise communications and synchronizes products across teams. Portfolio transition engineering enables the organization to implement and assimilate the rapid changes within a coherent framework.
This paper explains what Agile IT is, why it is needed and provides insights into how to prepare your organization to become more responsive to business challenges today.
A presentation of Use Cases showing how to leverage Knowledgebase content in support of SOA activities. A fast track to adding value to your architecture and delivery efforts
A short presentation showing how to access the CBDI Journal in the CBDI-SAE Knowledgebase.