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The word “Agile” is a common phrase thrown around in any IT environment — but exactly what does it mean? You may be thinking it’s only meant for software developers, but actually any professional who wants to encourage a more fluid and flexible response to change across multiple teams should optimize Agile’s many advantages.

The monotonous methods of the planning process are simplified in an Agile approach by dividing tasks into digestible, short-term goals. It’s where collaboration meets localized decision-making, and it’s being swept across many industries including finance and manufacturing.

“Too many companies have learned to fail,” says Jim Love, CIO of ITWC. “The beauty of an agile approach is that you have to deliver something of real value on a regular basis. It’s how companies learn to succeed.”

Many professionals still fear, or are unaware, of the benefits Agile methodologies have to offer. Doubling productivity, reduction in time and an improved quality of work are among the rewards. Agile methodologies are also known to shine a light on in-person communications, results and empowering team members.

As Doug Dockery, a Director in CA Technologies’ Agile Management practice, puts it: “Agile allows you to be good at finishing things, not just good at starting them.”

A webinar sponsored by CA Technologies, Agile – Not Just for Software Developers, will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET and will showcase one organization’s use of Agile methodologies, the challenges and the benefits which you can apply to your business. Join Jim Love, and special guest Skip Angel, Director of Services, West Region, CA Technologies, to find out more about why it’s the method of choice for successful companies.

 



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