Is agile really that successful? What is the ROI in Agile?
Looking for proof that agile delivers results beyond the team level? It can drive tremendous financial benefits for organizations. Oddly enough, these financial benefits are rarely given much attention in discussions about organizational agility, even though return on investment is a big part of any organization's decision to commit time, resources, and money to becoming agile.
Agile delivers performance against scope, quality, schedule, and budget. When you lower your execution cost, you improve your margin and reduce your investment payback period. That means you free up funds and internal resources for new investments.
Quality can deliver financial benefits in a number of ways: Better quality leads to more sales, allows for increased pricing, reduces support costs, and minimizes negative publicity/customer perception. Quality also drives customer satisfaction, which benefits your organization through repeat business, excellent references, and client advocacy.
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