The phrase Agile development is often heard in the field of software development. But what does it even mean? The idea behind it is to develop software as quickly and as “flexibly” as possible. This means creating executable versions in as short a time as possible because users – whether for start-ups, companies or service providers – place increasing demands on the availability and the flexibility of the software. Business processes and procedures change constantly, teams need to be able to organise themselves – and the software must be able to keep up with this development in a timely manner. IT solutions are to be developed and provided, budgets and dates must be determined. Agility is key.
Agile development has many advantages
When software developers and departments work together to create new software, the participants can often get lost in the details. Instead of drafting the most important requirements and functions of the new software, they get lost in talks about server quality and programming languages. The technical details of the professionals are hardly comprehensible for the departments; IT topics threaten to take over the conversations. It is crucial when developing new software that the professionals and later users are equally included in the planning process. And this is where the decisive advantages of Agile development come into play: during the course of the project the requirements can change, for example if it is decided that the software should have different characteristics because the market situation has changed. This approach lets experiences from the current project be included in further development process, and only that which is truly useful is developed.
Agile development is flexible, saves time and prevents stress
This regular exchange of experience contributes to the success of development projects as well as to the technologies used. Therefore, the developers in Agile projects work very closely with clients and remain in constant contact with them. Details can then be quickly hammered out, and misunderstandings are eliminated. None of them need to write long emails and get irritated long response times. Because the developers regularly receive feedback from the client, it minimises the risk that the developers work in the wrong direction. On the other hand, the client track the current status of the system at any time, they have an overview of the project at all times.
Agile development means creating a competitive edge
Short communication channels with developers means that the software is completed sooner, which gives a competitive advantage.Those elements which are most important to the client are completed first – which also contribute to higher profits. This allows much of the new software to be put into use long before the end of the entire project.
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