Posted by: SJC
Agile, Business Application Value, Software application development, Software Quality
An article entitled “BT adopts agile programming” came to my attention today, and had me thinking about how the development method used for a project can have a significant effect on application value. BT as perhaps you know is the British telecommunications group, and they have seen significant productivity as a result of using agile development methods. They began using agile development methods back in 2005.
The article I have referenced indicates that using Agile development methods they realized software development cycles which were a minimum of four times faster. Given the size of BT, it takes no stretch of the imagination to understand how agile development methods have had such a significant impact on the application value.
Since a part of application value is established by the cost of developing the application, certainly the cost savings as realized by BT have a significant part in establishing application value.
I highly recommend this article as a good read. In addition, there is another article that also makes reference to how BT utilized agile programming. “Agile Delivery at British Telecom” is also an excellent read.