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Distributed Agile: Past and Present
June 19, 2013 | Alex Adamopoulos | Professional Outsourcing
In 2006, a company named SirsiDynix in the US successfully executed a fairly large and complex project using a distributed agile approach with help from StarSoft Labs, an Eastern European and Russian outsourcer who was an early pioneer in distributed agile methods.
Since 2009 various surveys tell us that at least 58% of all companies surveyed are using agile practices (mainly Scrum) in a distributed environment. Most recent surveys show that number above 65%. As the outsourcing market has developed so has the interest in adapting agile across multiple teams in multiple locations. That said, despite all the success, there are still many questions and concerns on how well distributed agile works.
We’ve learned much since 2006 and even 2009 and there are elements of past and present thinking that are worth sharing and will hopefully be useful to those in the midst of a distributed agile approach or those considering one. There are also lessons learned for those that have seemingly failed. Alex Adamopoulos, CEO of Emergn, looks at some of the past and present thinking.
Emergn partners with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
April 3, 2013 | | CNBC
Emergn today announced that it has entered into a partnership with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, to provide its work-based education program, VFQ (Value, Flow, Quality®) as the foundation to deliver a new and advanced program that will certify Agile practitioners.
BCS launches international Agile certification scheme
March 14, 2013 | Andy Price | publictechnology.net
A new Agile certification scheme has been launched in response to a growing interest in Agile and the reported benefits for organisations.
BCS, which is The Chartered Institute for IT have set up the scheme after research found that 80% of organisations which implement Agile improve their ability to manage changing priorities, be more flexible, and better align business and IT.
The scheme is in partnership with IT company Emergn and will see the developed certification project piloted this spring with view to an autumn launch.