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The year? 2015. The setting? An Agile transformation near you. The problem? You’ve hit a wall. Despite all your best intentions, you’re still not getting those promised benefits of Agile: speed, quality, value, sustainable growth across your organization. And your problems don’t stop there. You aren’t responding to market threats; you can’t even see market threats; you’re unable to retain great employees; you’re not an industry showcase. In the end, your Agile transformation has brought cynicism and distrust.
Last month, Forrester released a wave of portfolio management industry reports. In the Portfolio Management for Tech Management wave, Rally was named among the ten most significant portfolio management software providers, and was the only Agile vendor featured in the report. The inclusion of a pure Agile vendor reflects the growing importance of executing portfolio plans faster to hit critical market windows.
Edgar van Zoelen is leading a large-scale Agile transformation in Philips’ IT organization, which has already resulted in a 60% average improvement in project lead times and successful consolidation of projects that has led to millions of Euros in cost savings.
The world’s moving faster than ever, and as a partner to some of the most innovative companies in the world, Rally is at the forefront of change. We bring our world-class SaaS platform and the most experienced coaches and consultants in the industry to help customers navigate today’s challenges — including nimble competitors, changing markets, increasing regulation and faster cycles of innovation. And like you, we too must adapt to change.
In its global survey of project management practices, PricewaterhouseCoopers (pwc) reported that 34% of project managers use agile methods at their companies, and a majority of PMs (62%) are certified Agile practitioners.
Sometimes there’s no better way to instill a spirit of teamwork and shared optimism than to work together on a project outside your company walls. When we get a chance to do this, our best selves shine through. Last week, on a day when the sun did not shine in New Orleans, over 200 Rallyers descended on a local school and were lit up with the spirit of giving.
The tech industry has long used conferences to share ideas, products, practices, and news. In this era of TED talks, YouTube, SlideShare, and livestreaming, it's easier than ever to be in the audience when thought leaders take the stage.