One of the best ways to illustrate how agile and Scrum can transform the way an organization manages its development is through case studies. Rather than simply saying that agile methods will streamline processes, reduce cycle time, and improve product quality, a case study illustrates how agile and Scrum can achieve those things. Moreover, theyÂ’re inspirational. When you can see that someone at another organization has experienced the same challenges and worked through them to successfully implement agile, it gives you the confidence to embark on that journey yourself.
Lately, Â“LeanÂ”Â—which derives from the lean manufacturing practices popularized by Honda and Toyota in the 1980sÂ—has been a popular topic in software development circles. Not only does much of agile development have its roots in LeanÂ’s streamlined, waste-averse practices, but Forester just held its Business Technology Forum which focused on the new concept of Â“Lean IT.Â”