Agile: The CIOs’ Pressure Valve

Victor Anderson argues that as pressure continues to mount on CIOs to provide examples of the value they deliver to the organization, the Agile development methodology offers them some wiggle room and might well provide them with something of a pressure valve.


Over the years, one conversation I have had with CIOs time and again at WatersTechnology's various events, centers on the pressure of expectation they feel when it comes to producing evidence of the value they provide the business through their IT procurement and development. If anything, this pressure has intensified over the past five to eight years, as IT budgets continue to be squeezed and technology expectations continue to mount.

One of the ways CIOs can provide examples of the value they

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