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Adapting Agile for Small and Large Businesses

“Some people have questioned whether Agile methodologies are suitable for the biggest problems and organizations in the world. The cooperative, iterative and user-focused approach to developing software is often seen as something for smaller teams and organizations.”

Joe McKendrick of is here to put your fears at ease, encouraging large and small companies alike to try Agile before judging it. He says that no matter the size, all businesses today have certain values in common. They all want to keep customers happy and encourage employees. Plus, everyone is working hard to anticipate the changes of the future.

One of Agile’s key benefits is its adaptability. It can be scaled to fit almost any organization because of its fractional nature. Agile to scale might go by a different name; but at any size, the Agile Manifesto remains the same. In an IT world that is constantly changing, it’s good to know that some things stay the same. The company that takes the time to adapt Agile to scale might just reap rewards that have nothing fractional about them.   

About Rachel Ginder

Rachel Ginder was a staff writer for CAI's Accelerating IT Success and joined the team in 2013. She also helped with social media and research.

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