Agile is the Best Model to Balance
Innovation with Predictability
Ensuring that we not only build the product right, but also the right product and quickly too !
The annual “State of Agile” survey highlights that of the companies that have adopted Agile, a vast majority (64%) have done so because of the ability to manage changing priorities
Innovation Versus Predictability
Digital Technologies continue to evolve at an unprecedented pace, constantly increasing the perimeter of what is technically possible. Intense competition in the start-up era can quickly change a good-to-have feature to a must-have feature, or otherwise. Naturally, requirements are changing like never before.
On the other hand, time-to-market pressure is high as ever, since first or early movers often gain a disproportionate advantage.
Agile encourages innovation by allowing the product backlog to constantly evolve and get reprioritized, based on early and real customer feedback. On the other hand, once the team commits to a sprint, Agile shields the team from all distractions, and thus ensures predictability at the end of the sprint.
Agile thus provides a structured way to balance innovation with predictability, rather than having to choose between the two
A Culture of Agility
Organizational culture is the most common hurdle to the true adoption of Agile (with 53% companies citing it as the top hurdle in the “State of Agile” survey). At Pratiti, we have addressed this by building the organization around craftsmanship. We believe that empowered and self-organizing craftsmen and craftswomen have the best chance of success in the innovative areas we have chosen to focus on.
Agile is even more Lean, by adopting DevOps / CI / CD, and also what we call CPD (Continuous Product Definition).
Services & Tools
Development of any new tech product begins with the Product definition processes. It is a continues process which involves in the intersection of new technology capabilities to perceived market opportunities. Nowadays, start-ups are in the race to accomplish quick time to market, alternate routes are regularly taken with the Product definition phase.
We believe Product definition is the base of new product development processes. Our approach while defining the product with Start-ups is of ‘Wh’ types of questions like Who is your customer and what problem your customer is facing? How will our product solve the customers’ problems? What’s most essential to the customers in buying decision? What benefits our product offer over competitor’s products offering?
Automated continuous feature delivery pipeline enables significantly lower time to market, faster feature availability at lower cost.
An IT survey has mentioned that High-performing IT organizations deploy 200 times more frequently than low performers, with 2,555 times faster lead times. These companies have also achieved 20+ times faster recovery time and significantly lower failure rates.