Agile and TBM: transforming the business of IT for the better

Agile and TBM: transforming the business of IT for the better

SAFe Updates

Hello Folks,

The title above comes from a new article based on an interview which has just been posted at Emerge, a website from Apptio that features real-world experiences from IT leaders. You may have read an earlier post here, SAFe and Technology Business Management (TBM), where I noted that we were just beginning a journey of knowledge sharing and potential integration between SAFe and TBM. We’ve seen substantial interest from some of our customers on this topic. So I was happy for this opportunity to further discuss ROI, business engagement, and applying TBM to initiate, fund, and measure Agile development.

It’s apparent to almost everyone that Agile has spread far beyond the realm of IT to the world of general management, and the C-Suite is paying close attention. What’s needed now are new financial and governance models to help them manage this megatrend while fully leveraging the benefits of more frequent releases, faster time-to-market, higher quality, and better employee engagement. The challenge—and the opportunity— is to meet these high expectations and better engage senior IT business owners as they develop new business solutions in a Lean-Agile manner.

We think TBM can help provide the transparency needed to assure CFOs and LOB managers that they’re receiving the full value of their SAFe and Lean-Agile at scale investments. I discuss these topics further in Agile and TBM: transforming the business of IT for the betterso please read the article for more.

Stay SAFe,

Author Info

Dean Leffingwell

Recognized as the one of the world’s foremost authorities on Lean-Agile best practices, Dean Leffingwell is an author, entrepreneur, and software development methodologist.

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