Agile for COTS – Discussion with Scott Ambler

Agile for COTS – Discussion with Scott Ambler

Agile thought leader Scott Ambler discusses with Joseph Flahiff how you use Agile to more effectively implement Commercial off the shelf (COTS). COTS projects are often not considered a candidate for Agile but why not? I decided to go to the big dog in the park, IBM, and talk about how you can save literally millions of dollars by using agile for COTS packages.


Scotts COTS article on Dr. Dobbs Journal

Connect with Scott at:
@Scottwambler on Twitter

By | 2016-10-25T16:20:17+00:00 February 8th, 2011|agile, Audio Podcast, COTS, iterative, planning, project management, waterfall|2 Comments

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  1. Tamir Gefen February 9, 2011 at 6:10 am - Reply

    That’s interesting.

    My company, GoMidjets, provides add-ons for IBM Rational ClearCase as a COTS, and we use Agile for almost two years, and it’s working!

    Further more, our COTS provide Agile for our customers (Rational ClearCase users), and we’ve expanded our internal using of Agile – we’re using it as part of our marketing process. We use social media to get feedback from the market and improve our products.


  2. Lior Caspi February 16, 2011 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    Great Podcast that starts answering the question many enterprise project managers are asking: I hear Agile, I read Agile, can I do agile?



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