Good ideas power the world. But a good idea isn't enough to create change in the world. To create something new, something world-changing, a new idea has to take a form that fits the needs of enough people. Ideally, at least in a business, enough people who want to pay for it!
What is Agile?
The ability to create and respond to change in order to succeed in an uncertain and turbulent environment.
Agile Development isn't new, it's been around since at least the mid-1990s, so you've probably heard of it. But although many people agree with the idea of Agile, we've found that very few people understand it.
At the IC we like to pride ourselves on being good “brand guardians”: we want clients to know that they can trust us with an engaging and beautiful design of their website and maintain consistency with their existing visual identity, one that has sometimes been more than a hundred years in the making.
Clients regularly come to the IC because their existing websites can't be upgraded anymore. The sites were built in Drupal or Wordpress from a few internets ago, and for some reason the automatic upgrades to the latest version won't work, meaning the site is stuck in limbo. Worse, those old versions are now insecure, and have either already been compromised by malware, or are at risk of being compromised any day now. The same clients also notice the speed of website development slowing, and costs going up. So what's going on?
In the past few months, our GLAMkit users have been doing us proud, using GLAMkit to underpin parts of the visitor experience beyond their websites. Because so much information flows through the website, GLAMkit provides opportunities to integrate data and push it to new places.