What is Agile methodology?
Agile methodology is a project management approach that emphasises flexibility, collaboration, and iterative development. It’s all about considering and implementing new values, principles, and practices across a team to achieve project outcomes, rather than relying on command-and-control style management.
Agile methodology is widely used in software development but can be applied to any project where the requirements are not fully known upfront or may change during the course of the project. The reason this methodology is so widely used is because it has proven to result in increased success rates in software development, improved quality and speed to market, and boosted productivity.
The main principles of the agile methodology include:
- Customer satisfaction through continuous delivery of valuable software.
- Embracing changing requirements, even late in the project.
- Working software is delivered frequently, usually in weeks rather than months.
- Collaboration between the development team and the customer or product owner.
- Motivated individuals and teams are trusted to get the job done.
- Face-to-face communication is preferred over written documentation.
- Progress is measured through working software and customer feedback.
- A sustainable development pace is maintained by adopting a steady and maintainable pace.
One of the key benefits of agile is that it focuses on customer satisfaction. From a customer’s perspective, it provides great flexibility, as this methodology allows for changes and updates to be made throughout the project, at any time of the development process, which keeps the product up-to-date and relevant to the customer’s needs.
From a team perspective, agile is effective because it emphasises communication and collaboration between team members. By working together and sharing knowledge and ideas, teams can achieve better results and overcome challenges more efficiently.
By continuously delivering valuable software and collaborating with the customer or product owner, teams can ensure that the final result meets the client’s needs and expectations.
Embracing agile innovation at NetEngine has enabled us to achieve rapid innovation for our clients efficiently and at scale – which is why we have used it in our software development approach for years.
Overall, the agile approach is a powerful methodology adopted by NetEngine that allows us to deliver high-quality projects for our clients. Its flexibility, customer-centric approach, and focus on collaboration makes it an ideal choice for any project where requirements may change or evolve over time.
If you’d like to discuss how your digital vision can come to life, utilising an agile process, get in touch with us.