Agile methods have grown out of the real life experience of leading professionals who have experienced the problems and limitations of using traditional cascade methodology.
In particular, Agile methodology accelerates the development of the primary needs of the customer, in the process of continuous planning and feedback. It is also able to provide long-term effective interaction throughout the development process. As a result of this iterative planning and feedback, teams are able to continuously produce new software versions (and not only) with the given parameters, easily adapting to changing requirements throughout the process. Finally, a project result is software that exactly meets the needs of the client.
Agile software Development provides several opportunities for stakeholders and interaction with the project team – before, during, and after each sprint. Involving the client at each stage of the project provides a high degree of interaction between the client and the project team, providing more opportunities for reaching mutual understanding.
The flexible approach provides a unique opportunity for customers to be involved throughout the course of the project, from prioritizing functions in planning iterations and review sessions containing new functions.
Early and predictable working versions
With the help of fixed sprints (from 1 to 4 weeks), new opportunities are delivered quickly and often, with a high degree of predictability. It also provides the option to release or beta test software earlier than planned.
Each sprint use to be fixed in timing. The expenditure is expected and inadequate to the amount of work which can be performed using a command in a fixed schedule. A cost estimate happens to be provided to the client prior to each and every sprint. The client will be able to simply understand the estimated cost of each element and the need for additional iterations.
Allows you to make changes
While the team focuses on providing a consistent subset of product functions during each iteration, the client has the opportunity to continually improve and redistribute the overall work load on the product. New or modified items can be scheduled in the next iteration, which makes it possible to make changes within a few weeks.
Focus on business benefits.
Agile software Development allows the client to identify priority opportunities. The team understands what is most important for the client, and can only work out those functions that provide the greatest value to the business.
By breaking a project into manageable blocks, the project team can focus on high quality development, testing, and collaboration. Also, by making frequent tests and receiving feedback, during each iteration, the quality is improved by quickly finding and correcting bugs and early detection of inconsistencies.Agile is a powerful software development tool that not only develops the project team, but also provides a number of important benefits for the client’s business.