Nexient Listed in Gartner Market Guide for Agile and DevOps Services
100% US company taps insights and methods from product development
Newark, CA — November 9, 2017 — Nexient, a leading provider of 100% US, 100% Agile software services, today announced its inclusion in Gartner’s first-ever Market Guide for Agile and DevOps Services.
According to Gartner, “An interesting alternative approach is offered by “low-cost domestic” delivery centers, sometimes known as ‘rural-sourcing.’ This model overcomes the challenges of distributed agile by delivering projects from centers in the same country as the customer, but in smaller cities where labor costs are lower. Proponents argue that since both business stakeholders and development teams are working in the same time zone and share a common culture, many of the communication difficulties in distributed agile can be overcome.” [i]
“US businesses are looking for new ways to drive revenue, design great customer experiences and accelerate to market,” said Mark Orttung, Nexient CEO. “Nexient’s Agile approach makes this possible by collaborating in real-time with world-class developers right here in America.”
While headquartered in Silicon Valley, Nexient’s delivery centers are based in Midwestern cities like Ann Arbor, Michigan and Kokomo, Indiana. Nexient runs Agile boot camps for clients as well as its own staff, and often builds hybrid teams of Nexient and client developers to accelerate Agile adoption. The company specializes in supporting clients transitioning to a “product mindset,” tapping insights, methodologies and metrics from product development rather than traditional IT project management.
Gartner has predicted that:
- By 2020, three-quarters of digital business leaders will have pivoted from project to product portfolio management, up from the one-third that have already pivoted today.
- By 2020, organizations that have embraced the product model will outperform the competition that has not, in both customer satisfaction and business results. [i]
Since both business stakeholders and development teams are working in the same time zone and share a common culture, many of the communication difficulties in distributed agile can be overcome.
Gartner has identified more than 200 service providers with an “agile” or “DevOps” practice. New vendors emerge every week. “It is therefore easy for buyers to find a service provider that offers agile. The challenge is to find one that does it well,” according to the Market Guide.
“In a cluttered marketplace, CIOs will welcome this guidance on selecting the right partner to help drive their Agile and DevOps agenda,” said Orttung.
 Gartner: Market Guide for Agile and DevOps Services; Neil Barton, Ian Head and Mike West, 31 October 2017
 Gartner: Mastering the Role of Products in the Digital Era; Donna Scott, Mike West and Mike Gilpin; 9 May 2017
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