Software AGs Agility Layer

deal architect

I spent some time at ProcessWorld, Software AG’s annual event. Enterprise Software (other vendors I very much enjoyed TUCON, Tibco’s event, and I wanted to hear about AG’s own events processing, SOA, collaboration and other initiatives. The conference started off with a very promising.

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It’s An Agile World

Feld Thoughts

One of the emails reinforced the challenge of “traditional software development” vs. the new generation of “Agile software development.” ” I started experiencing, and understanding, agile in 2004 when I made an investment in Rally Software. At the time it was an idea in Ryan Martens brain; today it is a public company valued around $600 million , employing around 400 people, and pacing the world of agile software development.

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Rally Software Acquires Agile iPhone Product

Feld Thoughts

In April Rally Software did one when they acquired AgileZen ; yesterday they announced that Rally Software has acquired the ScrumAway iPhone app from Blue Hole Software. Rally has re-released the product (previous a $15 download) as a free product called Rally for the iPhone that tightly integrates with the Rally SaaS-based Agile software lifecycle environment. Tags: My Investments acquisition agile iphone rally

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Why Everyone Wants To Be Agile


If you keep up with the news on project management and business strategy, you’ve probably come across the buzzword “agile” more than a few times. But what does it mean to be agile and do agile as a business unit? But can agile really be used for anything, in any industry?

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Are Agile Innovation Methods Right for Your Team?

The Startup Magazine

Developing successful agile innovation methods can drive companies to great new heights. Then implementing agile innovation methods should be top on your list of to-dos. So, how do you determine if agile innovation methods are right for your company?

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4 tips to make any team agile

The Next Web

The goal of agile programming is to provide early and continuous delivery of valuable software. But it’s not so easy to implement methodologies that can deliver on the agile promise, and the blame typically lands on people: they’re just not the tech elite.

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Agile Everywhere


I’ve written a bunch on this blog and in Startup CEO , about Agile Development and the Lean Canvas and Lean Startups in general (see a really old post on Agile Development from 10 years ago when we first adopted it here , and one on Agile Marketing here ).

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Startups and a Common Misunderstanding in Agile Software Development


They didn't feel they had visibility into timelines and costs for development of their software. In three of the cases, the founder was finding that the software teams (1 in-house, 2 outsourced) were delivering relatively well in the short-run.

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Thoughts on agile management

The Equity Kicker

Steve Denning, one of the leading business thinkers pushing the business world to abandon the outdated idea of maximising shareholder value has published an interesting article on Forbes titled Why do managers hate agile? The good news for agile fans is that this battle is only going one way.

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Do You Have The Data Agility Your Business Needs?


If companies are to thrive in a data-driven economy, they can’t afford to be handcuffed to ‘old’ technologies; they need the flexibility and agility to move at a moment’s notice to the latest market innovations. How can your company meet the agility imperative? Agile Data Fabric.

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Achieving Greater Agility Through Proper Business Intelligence


Business intelligence (BI) is the gateway for achieving greater agility. Agility in this sense means the flexibility to make more informed decisions based on a diverse array of data outlining consumer patterns and purchasing behavior. by Dan McCarthy, event manager for Venueseeker.

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Agile is a mindset, not just software development method

Start Up Blog

If you work for a big company, there’s a good chance your IT department is rapidly moving from a Waterfall Methodology to Agile for software development. And if you don’t believe me check out this incredible resource: Agile in a Nutshell.

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Should Your Startup Be an Agile Company

Women Entrepreneurs Can

These days, one of the decisions that startup owners make (or at least should think about making) is whether to be an agile company from the very start, to try to adopt it later or to do things the more traditional way. Agile 101. Most agile teams and companies do.

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Selecting An Agile Coach


Starting around 2004 and 2005 I began seeing an increasing number of teams moving to Agile, and of course the first thing they needed was training and often some coaching. I thought - incorrectly it turns out - that this would be a temporary issue, while the Agile community gained experience, especially with commercial product companies. First, it is important to recognize that most software today is not commercial product software.

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Agile Marketing: How to Implement Scrum for Digital Marketing


Agile marketing may not be a phrase you hear often, but it’s becoming increasingly popular and important. An Introduction to Scrum and Agile Development. The Product Owner is a key organizational figure in an agile environment. Scrum “Artifacts” for Agile Marketing.


4 Benefits Of Software Integration For New Businesses


One of the assets frequently sacrificed is software purchasing. Life with Software Integration. Like patchwork, each piece of software added builds up a system with poor planning and coordination which inhibits flexibility and productivity.

Escaping the Design Trap in Agile Marketing

crowdSPRING Blog

The biggest trend in marketing in 2016 has been the idea of “agile marketing.” In a survey conducted by Workfront and Marketing Profs, roughly 30% of marketers are already using an agile methodology in their departments. Still, agile marketing can be intimidating, especially if you’re used to quarterly plans and static budgets. As Marketer Gizmo explains : When they hear the phrase “agile marketing,” most people think of the Scrum methodology.

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Agile Marketing, Part II


Agile Marketing, Part II. Nick Van Weerdenburg just put up a great post called Why Marketing is Becoming Like Software Development which you should read if you run or work in, or work closely with, a marketing department. Tags: Business Marketing Technology agile marketing marketing product development

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CEO of TaskTop’s Book Introduces Flow Framework to Address Why DevOps/Agile Not Enough


Enter Dr. Mik Kersten’s new book, Project to Product: How to Survive and Thrive in the Age of Digital Disruption with the Flow Framework [IT Revolution Press, November 2018], based on two decades of research, spanning almost every domain of software delivery. The Flow Framework will change the way enterprises think about software delivery, enabling every organization the opportunity to win a portion of the $18.5

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Agile Opportunism – Entrepreneurial DNA « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

I’ve tried different things in India – sales training, software sales, advising entrepreneurs. Agile Opportunism – Entrepreneurial DNA « Steve Blank (tags: startup) [.] Agile Opportunism – Entrepreneurial DNA. Steve Blank, Agile Opportunism – Entrepreneurial DNA: … entrepreneurs instinctualy realize that the best advocate for their careers is themselves [.]

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Managing Commitments in an Agile Team


The past several articles have discussed the nature of Continuous Discovery and Dual-Track Agile. In this article I'd like to discuss another dimension of working effectively in an Agile environment, which is how we manage commitments. In most Agile teams, when you mention commitments (like knowing what you're going to launch and when it will happen), you get reactions ranging from squirming to denial.

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Lessons Learned: Stevey's Blog Rants: Good Agile, Bad Agile

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Thursday, November 6, 2008 Steveys Blog Rants: Good Agile, Bad Agile I thought Id share an interesting post from someone with a decidedly anti-agile point of view. Steveys Blog Rants: Good Agile, Bad Agile : "Google is an exceptionally disciplined company, from a software-engineering perspective. I think you can safely ignore the rantings about "bad agile" and the bad people who promote it.

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Lessons Learned: Combining agile development with customer development

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, March 16, 2009 Combining agile development with customer development Today I read an excellent blog post that I just had to share. Jim Murphy is a long-time agile practitioner in startups. In most agile development systems, there is a notion of the "product backlog" a prioritized list of what software is most valuable to be developed next. But startups sometimes have trouble applying agile successfully.

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Kent Beck keynote, "To Agility, and Beyond"

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Sunday, April 4, 2010 Kent Beck keynote, "To Agility, and Beyond" Kent Beck will give the opening keynote at the Startup Lessons Learned conference on April 23. Kent is a significant figure in the field of software development.

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Affordable and Efficient App Development

The Startup Magazine

Either way, custom software development is an effective way to build brand awareness and give your business a competitive edge. Evaluate your potential developers’ knowledge, experience, and the skills listed on their software engineer resume. Out of the Box vs Custom Software.

The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Software Company

Up and Running

Since the term “cloud computing” was coined in 1996—at least as we have come to understand its meaning—the software as a service industry has exploded. I started UpKeep after seeing and using traditional enterprise software. Noah says, “Agile is what most software companies use.

Example of Rally Software Building A Great Company

Feld Thoughts

Rally Software is one that I’m proud to have been involved in from the beginning. Now you’ve just got to get these kids using software from Kerpoof at an early age. I wonder how Agile Parenthood works? Tags: Entrepreneurship babies mom rally software work culture Lots of little things go into building a great company over the long term.

Startup Spotlight: Aequos on a Mission to Deliver the Future Network

The Startup Magazine

The latest development is the shift to using SD-WAN (Software Dependent–Wide Area Networking). As a software-based networking solution, SD-WAN replaces costly hardware implementations of WAN with a solution that is infinitely scalable based on your current and future requirements.

Social, Agile, and Transformation: Strategic Agile Thinking: Balancing Value, Innovation and Research

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover several topics including agile software development, software startups, web 2.0, Strategic Agile Thinking: Balancing Value, Innovation and Research. 2) The agile "happy place". Social, Agile, Transformation Pages.

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How to build an agile and scalable SaaS for long-term success

The Next Web

Constructing software to make your vision a reality can be incredibly rewarding but also quite challenging. Here are a few pieces of advice for building well-loved software-as-a-service (SaaS) platforms that have helped me and my team realize our ambitions.

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One model for an agile marketing plan

Agile Marketing Blog. Agile marketing. Agile marketing news. Categorized | Agile marketing. One model for an agile marketing plan. A number of years ago I started a new job as the CMO of a fast-growing software company. Upon further reflection, this comes back to the agile vs. waterfall marketer question I raised a month ago. With that in mind, here is my ideal agile marketing plan. Can branding be agile? Subscribe via: RSS.

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Be Bold or Go Home – Fortune 500 Innovation


We at boldstart ventures have regular dialogue with Fortune 500 IT and business executives who are at the forefront of creating more agile organizations. Enterprise Software Agile Enterprise Digital Transformation enterprise software Fortune 500

Why 2016 Will Be A Turning Point For Startups And Other Software And Tech Firms


So, how can entrepreneurs (and for that matter, business owners of more established software and tech companies) find that added revenue that is the life blood of a successful business? This means that the wages of employees working on software and technology development (i.e.

PernixData Heralds a New Era in Software Defined Data Center

Lightspeed Venture Partners

PernixData introduces a software-defined “Flash Virtualization Platform” that aggregates and virtualizes flash storage distributed across servers into a scale-out data tier for enterprise data centers to provide low cost, deterministic high performance to any out-of-box application.

Building Great Software: Less is More

crowdSPRING Blog

My experience with crowdSPRING over the past several years has proven to me that with few exceptions, startups and established companies should strive to keep their software features simple. real feedback from users is critical to software development.

The Lean Startup at Agile Vancouver April 21st

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Wednesday, March 25, 2009 The Lean Startup at Agile Vancouver April 21st A surprising number of respondents in the latest Lessons Learned survey hail from one of the flourishing startup hubs in Canada. In keeping with my recent theme of blogging about upcoming events, Im happy to announce that Ill be speaking at Agile Vancouver on April 21. This workshop brings together leading thinkers from Lean Production and Lean software.

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The Planned Iteration Startup Launch Minimizes Risk


All you old software development types will recognize the analogy to the traditional two year “waterfall model” of software development, which has been totally replaced with the Agile iterative methodology. With a minimum viable product, your startup remains much more agile.

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Smart Entrepreneurs Plan Multiple Rollout Iterations

Startup Professionals Musings

All you old software development types will recognize the analogy to the traditional two year “waterfall model” of software development, which has been totally replaced with the Agile iterative methodology. The biggest advantages you have as a startup are speed and agility.

Does Scrum Apply To All Types Of Projects?

The Startup Magazine

All of us know in software companies that scrum is the most significant agile methodology for handling software projects. Scrum is a lightweight agile process framework used primarily for managing software development.


From 160 Hours to 10: A Tale of Agile Business Practices

Software By Rob

More than two years ago my business partner and I discussed launching a hosted version of my ASP.NET invoicing software , DotNetInvoice. But given the heavy competition in the hosted invoicing software market and the level of effort of the task, it was continually placed on the back burner.

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Three Methodologies That Help Businesses Stay Creative


It was adopted in the software development industry. It follows a linear, sequential process and is the most common version of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) for IT and software engineering projects. Waterfall defines all software requirements upfront.


Embracing Digital Disruption in the Business World

The Startup Magazine

From marketing to product development, to new software tools and communications, the list is almost endless as to the digital transformations taking place. PSL: Agile Software Development for Efficient Business. Startups agile image search neural network Outsourcing

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Book Short: Scrum ptious


This reading was in anticipation of an Agile Facilitation training my executive team and I are going through next week, as part of Return Path’s Agile Everywhere initiative. Book Short: Scrum ptious .