First of all, it’s important to know what agile is and what agile is not. The agile incorporates a set of management processes with the best practices of software engineering for accelerating and improving the processes of delivering software products.

Agile in Projects

  • Large solutions are broken down into smaller projects and releases;
  • Cross-functional teams break project requirements down into small pieces of functionality;
  • Features are worked and delivered on a collaborative way to add business value;
  • Software is planned and delivered in short and frequent iterations (that incorporate all aspects of software development – coding, testing, validation, etc.);
  • All stakeholders are involved throughout the project cycle to ensure the alignment with envolving market needs;
  • Tested software serves as the primary measure of progress;

Agile in Development

  • High-level, feature-driven plans instead of time-task based details;
  • JIT (Just-In-Time) planning methods replacing the detailed upfront plans;
  • Project progress and status report are based on the undeniable truth of working software;
  • Simplified and effective metrics based on team productivity trends;
  • Historical results drive more predictable and reliable project forecasting (size and effort estimates);