Scaling Agile using Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services


In the latest article on his blog, Premier Developer consultant Ilias Jennane discusses how to scale the Agile software development process for large organizations using Visual Studio Team Services.


When the Agile Manifesto was written about 16 years ago, it had a simple goal and that is to uncover better ways of writing software.

Source: http://agilemanifesto.org/

Writing software was and still is at the heart of it. In fact, the manifesto states that the primary measure of progress is a working software.

Small teams are able to easily adopt and adhere to these principles, since they usually don’t have historical processes and practices they are bound to.

However, larger organizations, have historically struggled in deriving the same value from Agile methodologies for a multitude of reasons.

In the recent years, there have been many strategies aiming to scale Agile for larger enterprises.

SAFe,
LeSS,
DaD,
LeadingAgile,
Scrum,
Business Mapping
all take different approaches at adapting agile to the realities of larger enterprises.

Whichever methodology you chose, keep in mind the original goal and the primary measure: Better Ways of Writing Software | measured by | A working software.

Let us choose SAFe as an example, and let us choose Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) as a tool to implement it.

Continue reading on Ilias’ blog…

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