-- ensures faster turnaround and efficiency when dealing with issues and rapidly changing requirements.
This well-oiled relationship structure has created a highly successful work rhythm where Elastic Path often feels that Luxoft anticipates its needs and potential stumbling blocks even before it does in-house, making the project management, development and QA team even more responsive and strategic.
The Payoff for EP
As a result of the successful pilot and the ODC work, Elastic Path has benefited extensively from distributed Agile by gaining:
- Higher productivity
- Shorter time to market
- Competitive advantage by allowing quick response to changing market requirements
- Reduced risks
- Higher quality
- Reduced waste of time, effort and investment
- Cost containment.
Successful Distributed Agile can be Tough but can Happen with the Right Team, Tools and Techniques
Extending Agile to a distributed model is not for the faint of heart as it can be a challenge. But if you can construct the right team with the right skills and expertise, and leverage proven tools and techniques, you can reap tremendous benefits in terms of scalability, productivity, cost management, risk reduction and improved quality.
So go ahead ... go forth and distribute Agile with confidence and success!
About the Authors
Michael Vax is the VP of Technology at Elastic Path in Vancouver BC ( www.elasticpath.com)
Stephen Michaud is the General Manager of Luxoft Canada Ltd based in Vancouver, B.C, ( www.luxoft.com)