What Is Agile Software Development How Does It Work
When talking about agile software development in a nutshell, it’s vital to remember that it’s merely one of the approaches and paradigms in this fast- evolving field. And as such, it branches out and derives myriads of case- specific processes that define it. In a wider scope, agile development encompasses activities such as: * Design etc. Much like any other software development model, right? Except it differs in the way these conceptions and final solutions evolve, which is through: * Continuous response to change * Breaking down of projects to its smaller scales * Collaborative efforts and synergy (with internal teams AND the client) * Frequent and incremental delivery * Touching base
and measuring progress Being in direct opposition to the traditional (so-called “waterfall”) software development approach in which the final project is deployed and released at the end of the project cycle… …the agile software is a consequence of developers’ self-management, customer engagement, facilitation of daily operations such as reporting in brief sessions, feature-driven development, governance based on outcomes and autonomy of individuals. Real-life will often get in the way of plans. Proponents of the agile approach find it easier to cope with this inevitable fact because their plans are adaptive. And they are that way because anyone – regardless of their supposed traditional “role” in the project – is allowed to
chime in on a specific issue. Agile encourages team members to go beyond their narrow competence if an outside view will help the process. The steps during the Agile software development process are called “sprints”
Most Common Agile Software Development Frameworks
How Does Agile Software Development Work
The Agile model is built on the idea of self-organising, cross-functional teams. The main processes include adaptive planning, evolutionary development, early delivery and continuous improvement – all which allow for rapid deployment and change. For most organisations, the main reason for choosing an Agile approach in their software development is the ability to quickly show a functioning solution in action. The development process is so closely aligned to the operational needs of the business that the software can start to add value immediately – and then have functionality added through subsequent iterations. The “room by room” principle We sometimes compare software development to moving house. Using Agile, you are
able to move in to the house in stages, one room at a time, figuring out the décor, features and furniture placement as you go. The benefit to this is that you can see what you actually like most about your new house before you make the final decision on how all the rooms will look. You then have the chance to make changes while the movers are still around! For many, this can be more practical than planning and executing an entire move in one fell swoop, with the added risk of not making the best use of all the rooms So what are the reasons why
some teams choose Agile, and some don’t? Let’s take a look at some of the most common pros and cons of the Agile approach.
Agile Development Delivers Working Tested Software
Introducing Agile Software Development Frameworks
Agile is not a single framework or methodology. There is not a single book that you can read or steps you can follow to “become agile”. This is both the challenge and the opportunity to achieve success with agile. Achieving agility requires a deep knowledge of a wide range of frameworks, strategies and approaches. It also requires the ability and willingness to experiment with new ways of working and to learn from those experiments. The learning outcomes enable agile teams to define their customized version of agile that enables them to succeed. Agile software development uses a wide variety of methodologies and frameworks. At a high-level, the frameworks help agile teams determine: ways of working, technical practices, and scaling strategies. Some of the most common frameworks agile teams use include: Scrum,
Extreme Programing (XP), and Lean Agile. Many agile teams are using techniques and practices from all three of these approaches whether they realize it or not.