Microsoft’s shift to agile


Why has Microsoft adopted agile practices? Is it working? Has it been successful? A couple of weeks ago Microsoft posted series of videos, each just a couple of minutes long, in which Microsofties from Developer Division discuss the transition. (Here’s a link to the entire series on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_tlU7Dcp8M&index=1&list=PLReL099Y5nRef-BwCqv47uUsDbRS3ufjA)

Doug Seven has a good blog post about the video series and the transformation, and included this diagram, below. We’ve had a tremendous increase in the delivery cadence, and in the value & quality of what’s being delivered.

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From
http://dougseven.com/2014/05/15/scaling-agile-across-the-enterprise/

So, from your perspective, have we been successful? Are we doing things right?

How about at your company? Have you made the move to agile practices? How’s it going?

bliz


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