The Top 10 Agile Practices

What Agile 100 organizations say are most effective in becoming an agile IT organization

  1. A companywide standard software base
  2. Central control and accountability for IT costs
  3. Repeatable processes for project management
  4. A flexible software architecture
  5. A standardized development platform
  6. A fluid balance of payroll employees, contract employees, and outside consultants and outsourcers
  7. A flat organizational hierarchy
  8. Flexible, short-term provider contracts
  9. Flexible, quickly deployable teams (such as SWAT teams)
  10. An optimal balance of flexible versus fixed IT operating costs

SOURCE: “THE AGILE 100 HONOREE SURVEY” ( from “The Top 10 Agile Practices” )


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