What is agile? It is an approach to software development that requires a huge dependence on collaboration between self-organizing cross-functional teams, developers and costumers. What makes the agile development stand out from other approaches of software development is that it focuses on how each team works and how they work together. This promotes utilization of practices and framework for every team. This method of development is aligned to the four foundational values of the Agile Manifesto and its 12 principles.
A group of people created the agile manifesto to change the traditional approach to software projects. They desined the four values of agile software development and many industries have followed to date.
It is people who respond to customer needs and maneuver the development process. If processes and tools drive the development, people will most likely be less receptive to changes and less likely to meet customer satifaction.
Developers need documentation streamlined in a way that it provides what is necessary to do the job. It cuts the enormous time spent in documentation and focuses and working software.
Unlike in contract negotiation, Agile's customer definition is one who is involved and collaborates throughout the process of sotware development.
Agile emphasizes the need to be responsive to any changes or iteration. Changes improve projects. Iterations add more features.
Smoothstack review listed down 6 advantages of agile software development every IT company should know.
The stakeholder always has early opportunities to check the work being delivered to change requirements as he see fit throughout the development journey.
It allows new features to be delivered quickly and frequently and do tests earlier.
Project schedule and costs can be predicted easily. This helps clients make decision about priority of features need to additional iterations.
It provides room for changes to constantly refine overall product backlog.
It allows the team to determine what the client needs and therefore deliver features important to the client's business vlaue.
It incrementally delivers value to users by putting the focus of the product features to real users.
Joaquin T. Sims
Smoothstack is very consistent in delivering quality services, planning and software development skills. Their agile model contributed to the high ROI of our business. This has provided us a new level of comfort and more time to focus on our philosophy while they contribute to our information systems needed to operate the company.
Kevin P. Harvey
Smoothstack is by far the best IT corporation I've ever worked with. Their system development life cycle model is timely, efficient and very effective. I never experienced such collaboration within the teams in any other IT corporations I've worked with. The project was completed flawlessly and our customers are very satisfied with their experience. Thanks much. I'll definitely recommend Smoothstack to any company who needs a special and effective SDLC model.
Mary J. Holman
For over 3 years of working with Smoothstack, the experience has been worth the time and investment. They've always ensured that their strategy is always up-to-date and guarateed that our SDLC model would not fall behind the most recent innovations. We won't be able to see any other company that work as efficient and as proactive as they do.