05-13-2010 08:37 AM
Why Agile? And, why now?
Around the world, organizations are working to produce higher quality software in less time. To realize this goal, many companies are adopting Agile software development processes. This approach can help accelerate time to market, enhance software quality, increase productivity, and improve alignment between technology and business objectives—to name just a few of the many benefits of Agile approach to software development.
Riding the wave of these proven benefits, this software development has tremendous momentum. If your organization isn’t currently using Agile methodologies, chances are you soon will be. Based on a report done by Forrester Research, interest in these methodologies
has been on the rise over the years.
The Agile approach breaks through the barriers of conventional waterfall approaches to software development to deliver business value sooner and accelerate return on investment (ROI). Instead of having siloed teams that use sequential, building-block methods, an Agile environment puts multifunctional teams to work developing software in a manner that is incremental, iterative, and adoptive.
Agile methods promote close teamwork, frequent reviews, multiple iterations, self-organization, and accountability. When done right, this best practice allows for rapid delivery of high-quality software and enables a business approach that aligns software development with customer needs and company goals.
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