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“Agile Development” is an umbrella term for a number of different iterative and incremental software development methodologies.
Although many of the principles and practices of Agile development have been around for years, the average software development team has yet to embrace many of these. Even today, the average software team does not iterate and deliver software incrementally, it does not practice continuous planning, nor does it automate things like user story generation or testing. As more resources become available to help organizations understand and adopt Agile development, the trend appears to be rapidly changing for the better, especially during the last several years.Continue Reading
While all Agile methodologies share a common vision and core values, they also each have their own unique approach to Agile development.
The most popular Agile methodologies include Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Lean and Kanban development, Crystal, Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM), and Feature-Driven Development (FDD).
In terms of their commonalities, they all fundamentally incorporate iteration - and the continuous feedback it provides - to refine and deliver a successful product. They also all involve continuous planning, continuous testing, and the continuous integration of both the project and the software. Compared to traditional waterfall-style processes, they are all lightweight and inherently adaptable.Continue Reading
In its simplest form, Agile offers a lightweight framework for helping teams maintain a focus on the rapid delivery of business value (i.e., bang for the buck) amidst a constantly evolving functional and technical landscape. As a result of this focus, the benefits of Agile are that organizations are capable of significantly reducing the overall risk associated with software development and accelerate the delivery of initial business value.
However, there are a number of common challenges that prevent many teams from successfully scaling Agile processes out to the enterprise level.Continue Reading
Although DevOps has helped to accelerated Agile adoption, many teams find that scaling vertically and horizontally remains the biggest obstacle. This is primarily because they’re unable to reconcile differences between traditional development and Agile development worlds and, more specifically, the people who live in them.
In order to successfully reconcile these differences and scale Agile principles to multiple teams and stakeholders, while ensuring broader business objectives stay tightly aligned with downstream deliverables, there are 7 best practice steps that organizations should follow.Continue reading