As the founder of AgileMentors, Julian Holmes is one of our IBM Champions who is both an excellent speaker and thought leader around the enterprise adoption of Agile methodologies, and a great influencer across the social web.
At the recent IBM Innovate conference, Julian spoke on a couple of Agile-related topics and has graciously shared the presentations he gave:
In this excellent overview of the current state of the Agile space, Julian lists these values in adopting an Agile approach:
- Better results
- Shorter time-to-market
- Adapt to changing needs
- Improved quality
- Maximize ROI
He goes on to outline some of the cultural challenges standing in the way of realizing this value and how to overcome these.
Social Media for Agile Adoption
Social networks can play an important role in introducing Agile across the organization. Agile adoption requires cultural change: social networks can help accelerate this. Julian also presents a strong argument for the productivity gains of social networking over other forms of communication, such as email.
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