I have now been at Gartner for six months. Over that time I have had over 50 contacts with Gartner clients and published 7 research notes. The best part of this job is the opportunities to talk to people from all over the globe that are doing agile development and want to improve their effectiveness.
This continues to be an exciting time for agile as more and more organizations are transitioning to agile. One interesting trend that I am seeing is that a growing number of IT organizations are going agile because of pressure from outside of development. Agile is no longer just a grass roots insurrection by engineers and geeks.
Kent Beck has stated that the word “agile” was picked for the agile manifesto because everybody wants to be agile. Of course the problem with this is that there are still a lot of people out there that want to be agile but have no idea what and agile shop really looks like. I have talked to development leaders who have been told to do agile development by their management and then been asked by the same management where their detailed project plan is! My greatest privilege as a Gartner analyst is the opportunity to help keep agile on track.
If you are one of the Gartner clients that I have talked to over the last 6 months, I thank for you’re the opportunity to enlighten you and be enlightened by you. If you are a Gartner client who I have not talked to yet, schedule a call with me, I would love to hear how agile is working for you!
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