Any discussion of Agile frequently beings with a discussion of the ‘framework’ used to manage the project. A project can be Agile and use no framework. It can be Agile and use a lightweight framework. It can be Agile and use a full- blown framework such as Scrum or XP.
At Daitan, we adopt —and adapt — the framework to suit the project, and the client. Our teams are managed and staffed by Developers who are trained and experienced in Agile methodology, as well as in Scrum, Waterfall, XP
and more. Our projects use the process framework we consider best suited to the project and the client team. But whatever the project, and whatever the adopted process, some element of the Agile mindset is always bought to bear.
Frequently, we are called upon to help our clients install, or improve, their existing Agile process frameworks, because not all our clients have a Agile framework in place when we start to work with them. In fact we took a look at the percentages. In 2015, 42% of our client projects had no process at all in place.
But as you can see from the report below, we improved on that number significantly, and we’re very proud of the best practices we are able to share and instill in our client teams.
Client Process Adoption at Daitan Group
Process adoption before working with Daitan:
- 36% had a full process in place at project start
- 22% had a partial process in place at project start
- 42% had no process in place at project start
Process adoption after working with Daitan:
- 74% had a full process in place
- 15% had a partial process in place
- 11% still do not have a process in place
Of the clients who have a process in place, 68% use an Agile process. Of this group:
- Scrum preferred by 57%
- 16% use Waterfall
- Remainder prefer other approaches
If you’re interested in learning more about our Agile best practices, then take a look at the white paper below. This White Paper defines five best practices we have learned in making Agile software development successful as an outsource vendor, and how we build an Agile-centered relationships with our clients.