Be agile or be left behind: The future of IT (Part I)

Post by Ben Fry and David Rigler (thank you)

Almost daily we’re subjected to newspaper headlines calling out the troublesome, inconvenient and sometimes devastating consequences of software failures.

Whether obtaining a bank balance, insuring a car, communicating with friends and family, trading stocks, or booking a holiday, it’s clear that software reaches into all aspects of our lives. It has become a critical enabler for organisations wanting to reach out, communicate with and sell to their target markets.

Developing correctly functioning software is, however, not a straightforward undertaking. With the rise of increasingly complex IT systems, the speed of technological change, and the potentially damaging effects of a software ‘glitch’, the need to assure quality is more important than ever.

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