Today, every technology company seems to be following agile software development methodology or a version of it. Or at least they think they do that. If you’re new to agile application development or have studied software development decades ago using waterfall software development methodology, your work today is at least inspired by agile methodology.
But what is agile methodology, and how to apply in software development? In practice, how does agile architecture vary from waterfall? What’s the agile life cycle of software development, or the agile SDLC? And what’s the agile scrum vs Kanban and other agile models?
About Agile Methodology for Software Development
- The agile development of software focuses on four main principles.
- Person and team interactions on processes and resources
- Working applications on detailed documentation
- Customer collaboration on contract negotiation
- Responding to a change over a schedule
Why used Agile Methodology compared to other Software Development Methodologies
Under a shared vision, an agile team unites and lets it work as they know it best. The efficiency, accessibility and completeness of each team are their own criteria. Your “definition of done” then tells you how easily the job will transform. While at first frightening, business leaders find this team feels more self-esteem and meets or exceeds the management’s standards when they put their confidence in an agile team.