8 Benefits Of Agile Software Development
Agile methodology is an iterative, time-bound, people-oriented, results-oriented approach to software delivery that builds software incrementally from the beginning of a project, rather than delivering it all at once towards the end. Agile methodology is consistent with the values and principles described in the Agile Software Development.
Benefits of agile software development
Agile provides many opportunities for stakeholder and team engagement before, during and after each sprint. By involving the client in every step of the project, there is a high degree of collaboration between the client and the project team, giving the team more opportunities to truly understand the client’s vision. Delivering working software early and often increases stakeholders’ confidence in the team’s ability to deliver high-quality working software and encourages them to be more deeply involved in the project.
An agile approach provides clients with a unique opportunity to be involved in the entire project, from prioritizing features to planning iterations and revisions to frequently building software containing new features.
3.Timely and predictable delivery
Using timed sprints with a fixed schedule of 1-4 weeks, new features are delivered quickly and often with a high level of predictability. This also provides an opportunity to release or beta test software earlier than planned if there is sufficient business value.
4.Predictable cost and schedule
Because each sprint has a fixed duration, costs are predictable and limited to the amount of work the team can complete in a fixed time frame. Combined with estimates provided to the client before each sprint, the client can more easily understand the approximate cost of each feature, improving decision-making about feature priority and the need for further iterations.
5.It enables change
While the team must focus on delivering an agreed-upon subset of product features during each iteration, there is an opportunity to continually improve and re-prioritize the overall product backlog. New or changed backlogs can be scheduled for the next iteration, providing an opportunity to implement changes within a few weeks.
6.It focuses on business value
By allowing the client to prioritize features, the team understands what is most important to the client’s business and can deliver the features that provide the most business value.
7.It focuses on the user
By focusing functions on the needs of real users, each function gradually brings value, not just the IT component. This also provides an opportunity to beta test the software after each sprint, get valuable feedback early in the project and provide the ability to make changes as needed.
By breaking the project down into manageable units, the project team can focus on high-quality development, testing, and collaboration. By producing frequent builds and performing testing and inspections during each iteration, quality is improved by quickly finding and fixing defects and early identification of non-conformance to expectations.
The positive aspects of Agile are not hidden; they are very noticeable in areas like reduced time to market, lower costs, improved communication, etc. With Agile, teams can quickly adapt to changes in requirements without affecting the development of your project, which could be a mobile app or a web app.