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Finding an Agile Bottom Line

by Thomas Murphy  |  August 6, 2013  |  1 Comment

Rally Software today announced the publication of a whitepaper The Impact of Agile Quantified that attempts to describe the direct benefits of moving to agile practices. This will be followed with additional data in the future and is based on the analysis of user data. We applaud this effort for its scope and the general need of business users to put a “bottom line” on what will Agile do for me. The data helps drive out best practices such as team size and WIP limits and should be useful as the use of Agile continues to expand in organizations both in volume and in the number of roles involved.
Overall the state of Agile is relatively well and data like this helps strengthen the case and illustrates the strength of Rally’s market position.


Thomas E. Murphy
Research Director
15 years at Gartner
33 years IT industry

Thomas Murphy is a research director with Gartner, where he is part of the Application Strategies and Governance group. Mr. Murphy has more than 33 years of experience in IT as a developer, product manager, technical editor and industry analyst. Read Full Bio

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  1. Dane says:

    Thanks for this wonderful post Rally software gives us the feedback and visibility that we need to navigate our business in fast moving, fiercely competitive markets. It teaches and supports agile management practices that were originally defined in the Agile Manifesto, as well as Lean software development principles.

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