Understanding Agile Methodology in Project Management
Today, we will talk about the Agile process in Project Management, which is being used to manage and deliver the project by performing small tasks. Agile is a popular development methodology widely used by development teams.
It is an easy-to-understand and very productive process. It doesn’t create any dependencies between the team members. So that members can do their work without wasting any time.
At the end of this article, you will come to know about the flow of the Agile process. Ok so, Let’s start:
Table of Contents
- 1. What is Agile?
- 2. How is Agile different from the traditional model?
- 3. Key Concepts of Agile
- 4. The Agile Team
- 5. Agile Rituals
- 6. Benefits of Agile Model
- 7. Agile Tools
1. What is Agile?
Agile means “Division of tasks into short phases of work and frequent reassessment and adaptation of plans.”
Agile is a methodology that delivers software or value incrementally from the start of the project instead of all at once at the end. It’s an iterative and time-boxed model based on the demands of customers by rapid delivery of working software products.
It works by breaking projects down into small tasks of user functionality called user stories, which can be prioritized according to the client’s demand and continuously delivering them in a short two weeks of cycles called Sprints (Iterations).
2. How is Agile different from the traditional model?
Traditional Model (Waterfall)
In the traditional method (Waterfall Model), we can initiate the process only when one stage will complete. It doesn’t follow continuous development.
If the requirement changes then, it is hard to do again from the initial stage.
It depends on the requirement analysis and planning done at the beginning of the cycle.
The risk of failure is high, any changes to be incorporated go through strict change control management.
In the Agile model, Analysis, Design, coding, testing is continuous activities.
In Agile, as we have already divided it into small tasks, so it would be easy for the developers to change the requirements in a short time.
Agile uses an adaptive approach there is clarity on future tasks only in respect of what features need to be developed.
Minimal Risk, the team certainly changes the requirement without any failure of the whole feature.