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Implementing the Integrative Framework, Part III -- Alignment

Posted August 13, 2015 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence

In our previous Advisor in this series (see "Implementing the Integrative Framework, Part II -- Scalability"), we differentiated project scalability from organizational scalability. Project scalability addresses the ability to perform projects requiring large numbers of engineers; whereas organizational scalability is about instituting common development techniques (such as Agile) consistently across an organization. Both are important, but one should not be confused with the other. You need to consider quite distinct aspects, and initiate quite different actions for each. As discussed in the previous Advisor, we recommend that at any point in time you pursue only one of the two kinds of scalability.

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Israel Gat
Dr. Israel Gat is an expert in Agile and Lean methods, devops, software governance, technical debt and technical due diligence. He served as Cutter Fellow and the Director of the Agile Product Management & Software Engineering Excellence practice from 2008 until 2015, and now splits his time between consulting and writing. Dr. Gat has received many accolades from clients, such as “His approach is the only one I’ve found that actually works… Read More
Murray Cantor
Murray Cantor is a Cutter Consortium Senior Consultant. He has been a leader for over 30 years, applying leading-edge ideas in software and systems development. Currently, Dr. Cantor is CTO of Aptage. Recently, he served as an IBM Distinguished Engineer, a member of the Rational CTO Council, and the Rational Lead for Analytics and Optimization for Software and Systems, where he led the application of predictive analytics to software and systems… Read More
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