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The Agile—on balance—enterprise

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Ken O'Hagan is director of software presales at UK&I at Hewlett-Packard.

 

I was reading a rather interesting and astute Forrester report that puts forward a number of compelling points around Agile development and how it is not necessarily the cure for lack of agility in itself, but is part of the value chain of the overall lifecycle of a service.

 

I don’t hide it: I believe I am a moderately competent techie at heart. I earned my spurs on the front line in Programmes and Systems Administration, but lately I've been dragging memories from the “Mind Palace” (thank you, Sherlock) to help me contextualise the IT environment of 2014 in my current role at HP.

 

After having read the Forrester report and pondering the points laid out within, I began to apply it to my old job and it all rings true. In managing a project in HP Project and Portfolio Management or another project management tool, you need to minimise and protect the critical path. If you don’t, then you get delays and cost overruns as punishment.

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