Introduction to Agile Programming and Software Development
A key advantage of Agile programming and software development is speed to market and risk mitigation.
In the Agile programming and software development cycle, smaller increments are typically released to market reducing the time and cost risks of engineering a product that doesn’t meet user requirements.
Agile programming and software development also emphasizes face-to-face communications, which involves the principle of co-location where co-workers on the same team are situated together to better establish the identity as a team and to improve communication.
This, of course, enables face-to-face interaction (usually in front of a whiteboard) that reduces the cycle time typically taken when questions and answers are mediated through phone, persistent chat, wiki or email.
One thing that separates Agile from other approaches to software development is the focus on the people doing the work and how they work together. Solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing cross-functional teams utilizing the appropriate practices for their context.
There’s a big focus in the Agile software development community on collaboration and the self-organizing team.
That doesn’t mean that there aren’t managers. It means that teams have the ability to figure out how they’re going to approach things on their own.
It means that those teams are cross-functional. Those teams don’t have to have specific roles involved so much as that when you get the team together, you make sure that you have all the right skill sets on the team.
It’s also important to understand that Agile programming and software development focuses on working software rather than thorough documentation.
The ultimate value in Agile programming and software development is that it enables teams to deliver value faster, with greater quality and predictability, and greater aptitude to respond to change.
Scrum and Kanban are two of the most widely used Agile methodologies.
Scrum is a framework that helps Agile programming and software development teams work together. Scrum methodology encourages teams to learn through experiences, self-organize while working on a problem, and reflect on their wins and losses to continuously improve.
Kanban is a visual system for managing work. It visualizes both the process and the actual work passing through that process. The main objective of implementing Kanban is to identify potential bottlenecks in the process and fix them.
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.
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