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Should IT Go Agile? The Pros And Cons

Agile methodology has produced faster software development and better outcomes for users. Could it do the same for IT infrastructure projects?
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Pro: Faster Deployment Times

In a traditional waterfall project management approach, infrastructure projects aren't considered ready for production until the project is nearly complete. The result is a fully functioning infrastructure solution that was built from very static requirements that were finalized weeks, months, or even years earlier -- during the planning and design phase. Agile does away with this method, and instead rolls out the base infrastructure solution to end-users as soon as it's ready. Changes and new features are then rolled out incrementally in future deployments. Thus the result is a faster deployment to end-users, as continuous improvements go on simultaneously.

(Image: Geralt via Pixabay)

Pro: Faster Deployment Times

In a traditional waterfall project management approach, infrastructure projects aren't considered ready for production until the project is nearly complete. The result is a fully functioning infrastructure solution that was built from very static requirements that were finalized weeks, months, or even years earlier -- during the planning and design phase. Agile does away with this method, and instead rolls out the base infrastructure solution to end-users as soon as it's ready. Changes and new features are then rolled out incrementally in future deployments. Thus the result is a faster deployment to end-users, as continuous improvements go on simultaneously.

(Image: Geralt via Pixabay)

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