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The Future of Agile By @Flint_Brenton | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

It's been 15 years since the Agile Manifesto was published

It's been 15 years since the Agile Manifesto was published, and Agile methodologies have proven to be an effective set of guiding principles in modern software delivery since then. But despite the successes, many are wondering: where does Agile go from here?

It's been 15 years since the Agile Manifesto was published, and Agile methodologies have proven to be an effective set of guiding principles in modern software delivery since then. But despite the successes, many are wondering: where does Agile go from here?

That's the subject of a recent SD Times article entitled, Where does agile go from here, in which several Analysts from Gartner and Forrester, along with execs within the industry shared thoughts on the future of Agile and how we as an industry can continue to grow.

I am honored to be one of the executives interviewed, and I mentioned there are two customer trends happening to make Agile more effective.

1st Customer Trend
The emergence of more upfront business value planning-before any coding starts-in order to help guide overall project success and reduce the amount of rework and failures. By bridging the gap between developers and business decision makers, teams can work more effectively towards building software that achieves core business goals.

2nd Customer Trend
More and more organizations using collaboration tools that increase visibility across teams. These types of tools offer better communication and deeper adoption of Agile principles. By bringing Agile out of the development world, we're going to start seeing more overarching organizational support that will lead to more successful teams.

For more on this topic and read the observations of the other Analysts and industry execs, read the full article here.

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Mr. Flint Brenton has extensive experience building successful software companies, with a proven track record of accelerating growth through innovation and sales execution. He is currently CEO of CollabNet, a Vector Capital-owned leader in open Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). He also serves as an operating partner at Vector, advancing its position as a transformational partner to technology businesses. Mr. Brenton is a member of the Software & Services Division (SSD), and is on the board of directors for the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). Previously, Mr. Brenton served as president and CEO of AccelOps, a provider of IT operations analytics for cloud and virtualized infrastructures. Prior to that, he served as president and CEO of Tidal Software, a leader in application automation software. At both AccelOps and Tidal Software, Mr. Brenton more than tripled sales under his leadership while focusing both companies on disruptive product introductions. Tidal Software was later acquired by Cisco and Mr. Brenton served in follow-on capacities there, including vice president of advanced services, and senior vice president of engineering for Cisco's cloud-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings. He also has held leadership positions at NetIQ, Compaq Computer Corporation, BMC Software and IBM. He received a master's in business and public management from Rice University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Union College.