What is Agile Software Development?
In IT, classic project procedures such as the waterfall model have not proven their worth. This is due to constantly changing requirements. Rarely does a project end as it was initially planned. Agility not only applies to Project Management, but also to the methods and processes of Software Development in order to avoid risks and undesirable developments during the process. The methods of Agile Software Development primarily include Scrum and Kanban.
Benefits of Agile Software Development
Due to the short iteration cycle of two weeks, you have the possibility to change or add priorities and requirements at short notice.
Fast project execution
Thanks to the self-sufficient team, projects are implemented significantly faster, as the team can pursue their work without dependencies. Obstacles are cleared by the Scrum master.
Due to a low overhead of meetings and the faster project execution, the costs for medium and larger projects are significantly lower. In addition, the flexibility and continuous feedbacks avoid undesirable developments.
In contrast to classic project development, you will be informed about the current status of the project by review at the end of each iteration. This creates transparency and trust.
Scrum is an agile process model, which is particularly useful for complex projects or product development in the context of Agile Software Development. An interaction is called a sprint. The outcome of each interaction is an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) - the smallest deliverable product.
In contrast to the team-centered approach of Scrum, Kanban is more open. It does not prescribe roles or interactions and focuses on optimizing value creation along the value chain. Due to a very limited number of tasks that are allowed in "Work In Progress", lead times are reduced and bottlenecks become more transparent. This makes Kanban particularly suitable for teams with predominantly poorly planned work, for example a service desk. Kanban boards can be mapped particularly well in the ticketing tool Jira from Atlassian.
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