Agile Basics

What is Agile Development? Defining the Basics

The Agile software development technique began in the mid-1990’s but has recently gain significant traction inside and outside of IT departments due to it’s suitability for an ever-changing business landscape. The most common Agile approach today include Scrum and Kanban, but there are others such as Extreme Programming, Lean and SAFE for the enterprise. Digitechbits can clear every doubts about Agile Development basics.

Key features of the Agile development include :

Iterative development is a process of breaking down the software development of a large application into smaller fragments. In iterative development, feature code is designed, developed and tested in frequent repeated cycles .

Highly collaborative team is the act of working together within that process to achieve a shared goal. 

Transparency Process is the transparency is the first significant aspects in the Scrum process that must be visible to those responsible for the outcome.Transparency describes the underlying need for Agile teams to ‘be in the know. 

Reviewing products and services Frequent throughout Agile development process: with the internal and external stakeholders—defining in an “inspect and adapt” approach.

Let’s discuss how it generally works :

  1. cross-functional team of developers and analyst is reassembled. If Scrum is being used, a Scrum Master is point to act as the facilitator to the team, working closely with Product Owner or client.
  2. Sprint Planning meeting is held to plan various key activities and projects into acomplish 2 to 4 week development cycle. Requirements that are broken into tasks and hours to provide developers a clear way path to success.
  3. All project requirements are placed in the “product backlog” and moved to the “sprint backlog” during “sprint planning” when they ready to work start.
  4. Daily Scrums are held for maximum 15 minutes to check “work in progress” during an iteration.
  5. Daily Scrums typically around an task board that has columns and swim lanes for established. The task board have many more columns to break down the key stages of the work flow. The whole point of Agile is to be open and flexible – and not get “boxed in.”
  6. At the end of the sprint, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective meetings are held. The Sprint Retrospective is meant to inspect and adapt/improve the agile process for the team.
  7. In our next post, Digitech bits can cover the top 10 key Agile terms you need to know to be convenient in this methodology.

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