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Gartner: Tell the CFO the Agile Team Isn't Asking for a Blank Check

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Gartner Analysts: Bill Swanton and Andy Kyte

As Agile teams grow and scale across the organization, they need a way to justify their funding and capitalize their costs. Agile teams need a way to prove their financial impact as it relates to the organization's strategic objectives.

According to Gartner, "Application leaders moving to agile development of products and platforms need to convince reluctant CFOs to adopt new funding models. To do so, more flexible funds allocation, and better outcome tracking and accountability are required."1

Download this report now to learn how to overcome key challenges with Agile funding outlined by Gartner1 such as:
  • "CFOs who are reluctant to adopt funding models for development that are different to other capital projects.
  • Capital projects with fixed scope do not adapt to the inevitable changes in business needs and learnings of exploratory development.
  • CFOs who are uncomfortable with committing funding to development without detailed budgets and plans
  • Determining what work can be capitalized is different in agile development."

Download the report to learn more.


1Gartner, Tell the CFO the Agile Team Isn't Asking for a Blank Check, Bill Swanton, Andy Kyte, 6 February 2019



As Agile teams grow and scale across the organization, they need a way to justify their funding and capitalize their costs. Agile teams need a way to prove their financial impact as it relates to the organization's strategic objectives.

According to Gartner, "Application leaders moving to agile development of products and platforms need to convince reluctant CFOs to adopt new funding models. To do so, more flexible funds allocation, and better outcome tracking and accountability are required."1

Download this report now to learn how to overcome key challenges with Agile funding outlined by Gartner1 such as:
  • "CFOs who are reluctant to adopt funding models for development that are different to other capital projects.
  • Capital projects with fixed scope do not adapt to the inevitable changes in business needs and learnings of exploratory development.
  • CFOs who are uncomfortable with committing funding to development without detailed budgets and plans
  • Determining what work can be capitalized is different in agile development."

Download the report to learn more.


1Gartner, Tell the CFO the Agile Team Isn't Asking for a Blank Check, Bill Swanton, Andy Kyte, 6 February 2019