Agile & IMS: Taking a Top-notch Higher

Anamika Sahu
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Anamika Sahu
When something is loaded with benefits, we tend to grab it and use it for maximum gain. And the technology world seeks for such 'something' that can completely transform their business proposition since the beginning of its life. Packed with benefits akin to early realization of revenue, speed-to-market, quality, visibility, better risk management, flexibility/agility, cost control, business engagement/customer satisfaction, and right product amongst several others, Agile has emerged as the game changer for industries alike.

Agile development techniques are rising ever since the business technology made higher strides on the CIOs radar who are seeking to create systems of engagement faster and more effectively. However, to extract the maximum benefit from agile, one requires a level of sophistication, dedication and experience that most development team lacks. Agile fails only when you refuse to become agile and start putting 'management-based' decisions as the driving factor. If it's not negotiable, it's not agile.

Born to cover the shortcomings of the Waterfall model, Agile methodologies propose an incremental and iterative approach to software design. It also requires an active user involvement and close collaboration throughout the development cycle as the requirements emerge and evolve. Greater engagement from client in the project is needed to improve communication overall between the client and the provider.

Vendors are aggressively refining their practices, expanding their skills, and augmenting their geographical capabilities to support the growing expectations of clients on agile. This issue provides an overview of agile services players in the market, their level of agile scale, and what they are offering, under our listing of '20 Most Promising Agile Solution Providers - 2016'. We also bring to you '20 Most Promising Infrastructure Management Solution Providers - 2016'. We hope that the lists suffice its purpose.

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