Adoption of Agile methods – Part 2 of 2

August 13th, 2018

Utilizing Velocity for Scaled Agile implementations provides organizations a mechanism for optimizing efficiency. This innovative software suite helps gain visibility of resources, plan commitments, and track progress. Organizations can Accelerate Software Development and Delivery through Agile (SAFe/Scrum/Kanban) best practices. Specialized modules can be added for capabilities like Shared Services Management. Shared Services Management includes planning and allocating resources, monitoring capacity and costs, identifying risks, and improving traceability.

Multiple stakeholder of an organization can benefit from Velocity Enterprise Insights dashboards, reports, and analytics to include:

Strategic Planners

  • Identify what elements of the organization are supporting specific strategic themes, goals, and initiatives.
  • What projects and activities are currently underway and what is the cost?
  • What are the timelines associates with achieving specific goals and objectives?

Enterprise Architects

  • Identify opportunities for reuse, consolidation, collaboration, and integration of business processes, applications, data, and technology.
  • Evaluate proposed solutions for effectiveness in addressing gaps in business processes, applications, data, or technology.

Investment Decision-Makers / Portfolio Management

  • Ensure business cases are associated with the core business and strategic goals.
  • Analyze how proposed investments are related to each other, to existing IT and alignment to planned technologies.

Project Managers

  • Identify business areas and technical systems that use the same or similar data, business functions, technology, or COTS products to enable reuse, reduce development costs, and generally leverage existing knowledge and artifacts.
  • Obtain reusable patterns, standards, and conventions to reduce development life cycle costs and improve interoperability & reuse

Software / System Developers

  • Review existing data sources and other documentation to identify and document existing patterns (e.g., conceptual data models) for applicability to their current project, and use the patterns to ensure consistency with other systems.
  • Identify opportunities to reuse systems originally developed for other projects resulting in reduced development time.
  • Obtain data and technology standards, including naming conventions and business rules that are required to be used in the system being developed.

Security Personnel

  • Obtain or view information about mission-critical systems and view relevant FISMA reports.
  • Identify where security is a critical element in a business process, data, application, or technology in use by an application or process.
  • Generate reports that assist in developing certification and accreditation documentation.

 

Looking forward to connect with you in our Webinar “Optimize Agility with Scaled Agile Frameworks” and demo the topics discussed in the blog on September 12th 2018.

 

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