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Unconventional Volume on Agile Development Methodologies

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Agile development methodology has flipped the work nature with the principles that mainly focus on end-users who are the cause and effects of development. 

Agile Software Development Methodology

Iteration and incremental development are the two principles of Agile Development. It focuses on both of these aspects throughout the project lifecycle. Agile Development is not dependent on the linear method approach whereas it focuses on the rapid delivery of fully functional application components. In this methodology, the focus is not on task but with phases known as “sprints". Sprint composed of a detailed plan which majorly focuses on what to be delivered at the end of a sprint within the specified duration. Agile methodology holds the benefits of Continuous testing, feedback, and improvement.

Rather than concentrating on processes and tools Agile methodology stress more on individuals and interaction. Instead of focusing on comprehensive documentation to prove a project’s worth, agile methodology emphasis more on delivering work tested software. This bridges the gap between teams and their customers and also helps swiftly respond to changes with feedback. To deliver visible results and business value continuously Value-driven development has been given priority. Hereby the stakeholders will have complete visibility on where the project stands and the business value they can expect at any given point of the project.

Another important term in agile methodology is “Scrum”. Scrum supports a self-organizing and cross-functional team by using the principles of agile methodology and it is supported by two particular roles one is Scrum Master and another one is Product Owner.

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In what way Agile Development Methodology conquers Traditional Development Methods

Out of many reasons that make Agile Methodology favorable listed below are the few,

Rapid and Best Workflow

Agile Methodology specifically differs from Traditional Waterfall Methodology in the aspect of a linear approach and also with the process flow.  It has also eliminated the dependency of comprehensive documentation analysis that takes place before the commencement of the project. Here implementation and development occur very fast. Further enhancements happen after getting feedback from the customer and the project team.

In Waterfall Method, the bugs are fixed and maintained only after the completion of end product wherein in Agile bug fixing and maintaining is done throughout the project ensuring that the final product is refined and ready to be deployed.

Multilevel and constant planning

The lack of detailed analysis before implementation in agile, not necessarily mean that the project is initiated without any proper planning. 

There are two stages in the pre-planning,

- Release Level 

- Iteration Level

Release Level 

In this level, the software requisites are identified and prioritized according to the necessary level. This helps the team in getting a clear picture of the project.

Iteration Level

This level aligns the features to be implemented and the optimal size of batches to be delivered in a single iteration. 

Customer Focus

Another important feature is keeping the customer at the core of the development process. The Team is mentored to think about the basic underlying fact behind product development with the help of user stories and use cases. User Stories focus on the needs of the end-user where the user cases exhibit the solution for the user stories. Focusing on customer needs forms the foundation of Customer Experience (CX), which is fast becoming the defining success factor. 

Agile Software Development in Calibraint

Calibraint Technologies being the one who got thoroughly built on Agile Development and Methodology has personally experienced success in having customer satisfaction as their main agenda. 

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