Why has Microsoft adopted agile practices? Is it working? Has it been successful? A couple of weeks ago Microsoft posted series of videos, each just a couple of minutes long, in which Microsofties from Developer Division discuss the transition. (Here's a link to the entire series on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_tlU7Dcp8M&index=1&list=PLReL099Y5nRef-BwCqv47uUsDbRS3ufjA)
Doug Seven has a good blog post about the video series and the transformation, and included this diagram, below. We've had a tremendous increase in the delivery cadence, and in the value & quality of what's being delivered.
So, from your perspective, have we been successful? Are we doing things right?
How about at your company? Have you made the move to agile practices? How’s it going?