The annual budget allocated to a year-long project to develop a new solution is a thing of the past. Today’s successful companies are agile and innovate on the fly.
“Organisations globally and more recently in South Africa are realising the benefits of implementing an agile approach to transforming their business, which include improved speed to market with new solutions that have fewer defects.”
Agile methodology allows companies to innovate fast, learn from mistakes and successes, and then innovate further based on feedback received. Defects are fixed as they go along and not at the end of the process. Key to success is the ability of business and IT to work together and communicate openly. This is where the obstacle often lies.