Agile software development is a development methodology that anticipates the need for flexibility and applies a level of pragmatism to the delivery of the finished product.
Experts in Agile software development believe that Agile software development requires a cultural shift in many organizations. This cultural shift is often required because Agile necessitates a focus on the clean delivery of individual pieces or parts of the software and not on the entire application.
But those same experts in Agile software development are quick to point out Agile benefits.
One of the biggest benefits is Agile’s ability to help teams in an evolving landscape while maintaining a focus on the efficient delivery of business value.
The collaborative culture facilitated by Agile also improves efficiency throughout the organization as teams work together and understand their specific roles in the process.
Organizations using Agile software development understand they are releasing an extremely high-quality product. This is due to the continuous testing performed throughout development, providing the opportunity to make changes as needed and alert teams to any potential issues.
By producing frequent builds and conducting testing and reviews during each iteration, quality is improved by finding and fixing bugs quickly and identifying expectation mismatches in the early stages of development.
Want to learn more? Tonex offers Agile Software Development Training, a 4-day course that covers the shift in the way organizations think. It covers the impacts at all stages of the software development lifecycle (SDLC). The training covers the effect on all the stakeholders within that lifecycle, from business analysts to developers to testers.
This course emphasizes the rapid realization of system value through disciplined, iterative and incremental software development techniques, and elimination of wasteful practices.
Attendees will learn the full spectrum of Agile Methods, including Scrum, Extreme Programming, Lean, Crystal Methods, Dynamic Systems Development Method, and Feature-driven Development.
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