In our ForceX Process, we focus on understanding the assumptions made by organizations regarding processes and tools. We share knowledge on how teams can organize, implement right-size methodologies and processes, and utilize tools to work better in supporting the organization and lift unnecessary constraints. Often, teams can morph to adopt varying methodologies based on the nature of the project and business demands. Removing the methodology and tool constraints and creating a flexible delivery model creates truly dynamic and high performing teams.
Organizations often standardize on a methodology to fit all technology efforts. Historically, a waterfall methodology was often the approach to organizing the activities within the SDLC. This evolved to an iterative waterfall process where the build and test phases repeat until reaching a stable product. Recent popularity with Agile processes focus on creating self-empowered teams which support rapid development in a client environment that demands elasticity in requirements.