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Agile Approach? Tell me more...

March 25, 2019

When it comes to iterative approaches to project management and software development that increase speed delivery, collaboration and responsiveness, "Agile" seems to be the answer. 

 

A framework called Agile has been replacing the older waterfall method of software development, for quite some time. To put it broadly, the older process had a linear system where the development of software happened in stages. It was more rigid and based on documentation. The client got to see the product only at the delivery stage. Agile is a more collaborative approach. Work is incremental and the focus is on rapid delivery. 

 

For decades, the traditional waterfall method has led to frustration over long development cycles, high costs, inflexibility, and missed requirements.  The reason for this frustration is simple:  the traditional waterfall method was based on the flawed premise that software development is predictable and can be planned thoroughly up front.  The reality is that software is abstract and based on changing business needs that cannot be fully anticipated. 

 

One of the differences between Agile software development methods and waterfall is the approach to quality and testing. In the waterfall model, there is always a separate testing phase after a build phase; however, in Agile software development testing is completed in the same iteration as programming.

 

The Agile framework can increase software development productivity, accelerate time to market, improve software quality, and reduce risks.  Given the pervasive nature of software in our business and personal lives, it is easy to understand why the agile movement has grown from a small group of software developers to broad-scale, mainstream adoption. 

 

 

ADELVE's Agile development method breaks product development work into small increments that minimize the amount of up-front planning and design. Iterations, or sprints, are short time frames (timeboxes) that typically last from one to four weeks. Each iteration involves a cross-functional team working in all functions: planning, analysis, design, coding, unit testing, and acceptance testing.

 

ADELVE is achieving the above by utilizing state of the art software like JIRA which embraces relative methodologies and frameworks and allows us to maximize, visualize and communicate our work on the best possible optimized approach. 

 

Concluding, It must be emphasized, that the essence of an Agile approach is to manage to adapt by normalizing the process–i.e., establishing it as a workflow; which makes it clearly structured and repeatable, which, in turn, makes it scalable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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