Introduction to Agile Programming and Software Development
Incorporating agile methodologies into an organization’s ingress and egress takes some doing, but the prize is becoming a master of the modern software factory and trailblazing the way for organizations to come.
By weaving agility through business efforts, companies can create environments that stay focused on where the current need is within the industry, and allow for quick pivots to respond to demands.
Successful agile practices require some big, but manageable, changes to implement including a mentality of collaboration and cooperation across the company, accounting for and encouraging calculated risk taking, and creating the bonds and working relationships across development and IT Ops.
According to one survey, 74% of IT and business leaders also said agile methods help accelerate speed to market and innovation. To speed time to market, innovation and collaboration are key elements of an agile business model. However, to be successful development teams must stay focused on the same goal, and stick to a company’s overall vision.
When development teams effectively collaborate across business units, it allows for the innovation of products that keep up with customer demands and meet the range of needs expressed by them.
There are various frameworks within agile project management that can be used to develop and deliver a product or service. While they each have their own set of characteristics and terminology, they share common principles and practices.
Two of the most popular ones that support the agile development life cycle are Scrum and Kanban.
Benefits of agile are considerable, such as:
- Early and predictable delivery
- Predictable costs and schedule
- Focuses on users
- Improves quality
For organizations that have been traditionally managed, is the shift to an agile methodology really worth it?
The general consensus is an overwhelming yes.
But first, organizations must ask if they’re ready. Not surprisingly, progress toward business agility correlates positively with the level of leadership for the agile journey. A survey by the Business Agility Institute shows that the higher the level of leadership, the greater the progress toward business agility.
Top management needs to take stock of the risks and benefits of launching an agile transformation. That’s because the scale of the task can be daunting.
On the other hand, organizations that don’t embrace modern methodologies can be facing corporate death for failure to adapt to a rapidly changing marketplace.
Introduction to Agile Programming and Software Development by Tonex
Introduction to Agile Programming and Software Development is a thorough 2-day course where participants learn the basics of the Agile method and how to apply this methodology to programming and software development projects.
Introduction to Agile Programming and Software Development is taught by excellent instructors who bring real world experience into the classroom as well as their specialized knowledge.
Tonex is different from other educational facilities in that we can help you tailor this course to your organization’s needs. Just let us know how we can help.
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