Here is an entertaining example of the power of iterations in finding better solutions. If you want your team to be more agile, you may need a marshmallow to help get you there. Check out the brief, six minute video below to see how.
Tom Wujec shares his findings about "The Marshmallow Challenge" at a TED Conference:
Author: Stacy Sheldon, Director
Not every project is a good fit for Agile methodologies. But for those projects that are—and every organization has them—there are significant benefits to be gained through using this proven approach.
See specific results for how agile practices can increase your team’s results and deliver further value to the business. Then consider, can your project do that?
Schedule a FREE Agility Project Review. Our Agility Practice will walk you through a brief checklist to see if your project is as agile as it could be. Then, we will share case studies and first-hand experiences to help you move ahead.
Why would you want your project to be agile?
Agile software development methodologies provide many benefits including reduced time to market, lower defect rates, and more accurate requirements tracking. The greatest benefit, however, is the lower cost of development realized when agile processes are followed. This paper describes Strategic Data Systems’ experience with agile software development, and demonstrates the financial benefits of following an agile process.
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Below is a sampling of the agile results our teams have experienced--both within our Agile Development Center and at our clients' work sites, working alongside their team members.
Please see for yourself and explore if these results may be a benefit to your organization or team. Then, please contact us if you would like to discuss how you can get there.
A state-of-the-art medical facility in Southwest Ohio, providing innovative care and advanced treatment for pediatric patients, needed to upgrade four existing PeopleSoft applications. This had enterprise-wide effects and had to be delivered within a Go-Live weekend in order to not disrupt normal hospital operations.
To help the medical facility achieve its pilot project goals and gain learnings to be applied more broadly by the PMO, SDS provided a custom set of services that included:
Disciplined Agile™ mentoring