Features and Benefits of Agile Methodology

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Simply put, agile methodology is an alternative to conventional project management, generally used in software development. It helps teams to appropriately respond to unpredictability through incremental, iterative work cadences known as sprints. Agile methodologies are an alternative to waterfall or any other conventional sequential development.

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Features and Benefits of Agile Methodology

  1. 1. Features & Benefits of Agile MethodologySimply put, agile methodology is an alternative to conventional project management, generally used insoftware development. It helps teams to appropriately respond to unpredictability through incremental,iterative work cadences known as sprints. Agile methodologies are an alternative to waterfall or anyother conventional sequential development.Scrum is one of the renowned ways to introducing Agile methodology owing to its flexibility andsimplicity. Owing to this popularity several enterprises’ claim to be doing Scrum but nothing closelyassociated Scrum’s actual definition. Scrum focuses on empirical feedback, team self management andhelp in establishing properly tested product increments within short iterations.Importance of Agile MethodologyAgile development methodology offers scopes to evaluate the direction of a project all through thesoftware development life cycle. This can be attained through regular cadences of works, better knownas iterations, at the end of which teams need to present a potentially shippable product increment. Byconcentrating on the repetition of abbreviated work cycles and the functional product they yield, agilemethodologies can be described as “incremental” and “iterative”. In the waterfall method, thedevelopment teams only have a chance to get every aspect of a project correct. In an agile paradigm,every aspect of the development, i.e. design, requirements management and others are continuallyrevisited all through the lifecycle. When a team pauses and re-estimates the direction of any projectevery two weeks, there always is time to push it to any other direction.Today solution providers of application lifecycle management have come up with agile solutions whichare an implementation of Agile based on Scrum methodology. This methodology has been efficientlyextended in order to execute multiple tools that are needed to execute Agile in a distributeddevelopment scenario. One crucial differentiators of agile methodology for certain agile products fromcertain vendors is its configurability. Using the scrum platform agile solution can be expanded andfurther configured to integrate any enterprise needs that might go beyond the definition of Scrum andAgile methodology. The modern day service providers of Agile methodology used the same platform forexecuting ALM solutions for more conventional iterative methodology and IT service managementstudio for ITIL V3 implementation, all the three solutions can be merged in a compact integrated mannerwithin one single tool interface. Furthermore, Agile methodologies has the feature of requirementstraceability relation, a feature linking that can be done between User Stories, between User Stories andother Backlog items.Related Links - Jira integration

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