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The sorry reality of much modern system implementation is an unnecessarily long delivery time. Larger organizations in this service arena insist on a huge cast of paid characters to get the job done. They use monolithic tools and pre-packaged products that require many, many experts to configure and test. Because these products offer a “standard” set of processes, the training curve for your employees is often huge as they strain to adopt new business practices to match the packaged software.
Why? Why allow this to happen? The vast majority of time it is not necessary. The vast majority of time it is not cost effective. The same large system can be achieved incrementally with much lower overhead. The smaller installations won’t tax your existing people nor require wholesale adoptions of business processes that are not your own.
We subscribe fully to the Agile Manifesto, a philosophy penned by some of the software industries greatest minds. Explore it in it’s entirety at www.agilemanifesto.org.
I summarize it here:
"We follow these principles:
Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software.
Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer's competitive advantage.
Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale.
Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project.
Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done.
The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.
Working software is the primary measure of progress.
Agile processes promote sustainable development. The sponsors, developers, and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.
Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility.
Simplicity--the art of maximizing the amount of work not done--is essential.
The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.
At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly."
What this means practically is that we expect significant change to develop in your business within weeks, not months or years.