How does Agile methodology help in software development?
In the past few years, the software industry has seen a huge growth around Agile methodologies.Here are a few key factors that have led Agile methodology towards success:
Customer is also a member of the team
Unlike the other models, the Agile methodology does not consider the customer as being different from the other members of the team. The customer is equally involved in all the meetings and plans as are other members of the team. This helps eliminate issues related to requirement analysis at the very beginning of the project. This customer involvement takes care of one of the consistent problems in software projects which is, What the said at the end of the project differs from what they said at the beginning of the project.
Productive Development Team
A huge problem with traditional projects is that the milestones tend to be few and far between. Agile projects have a significant milestone at the end of every iteration (every few weeks) — delivery of working software for customer acceptance. There is always a deadline ahead and therefore the team cannot afford to slow down. They are always driving toward a deadline that is relatively near
Best processes and practices
Agile projects keep a “Lessons learned” session after every iteration process. This being a part of the process, it does not get skipped. This leads to refinement of processes after a few iterative cycles. Agile teams engage in the most effective form of continuous process improvement that is necessary in the software domain.
Improved software quality
The Agile methodology assures good quality software. The regular and continuous interaction between the customer and the developers assures the delivery of a product that is usable, defect free and also high on quality.
On Time and On budget
Under the Agile way of development, there are no compromises made with regards to the project timeline. It is assumed that the main driver of the budget is people’s time, so the project timeline implies a fixed budget as well.
Early warning of Issues
The traditional project planning process is supposed to help in identifying issues at the beginning of the project itself. However, in reality, this is very difficult to achieve given the number of unknowns. The advantage Agile methodology has over them is the iterative development pattern that it follows, thus giving the team an early warning of impending doom.
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