Agile with Scrum: An open-minded development

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What is Agile?

But, what is Agile Software Development?

Agile Development Process

Agile Development Process

What’s the benefit of using Agile Development?

  • Fast delivery of your software

By making it per feature, agile delivers consistently by updating the progress and tells how far the work progress. Agile also determines the process by making a fixed schedule by sprints. This means the client can expect the delivery time and get clarity on the software development.

  • Correspond what the client needs and want

Agile method develop software by making requirement per feature and document it on the product backlog items. The advantage of this process is to meet the company’s or developer goals and the client’s needs.

  • Increased flexibility and Allows for Change

One of the characteristics of agile is that this method is open to any changes and adapts to them. This means any kind of news or the changes of the requirement are allowed and can be implemented in the development process.

  • Continuous improvement

By making every feature iteratively, it will make the development process continuously improve by any new update that comes to the process.

  • Produce a collaborative environment

The agile development process involves not only the developer team but all the project team and also the client. This means its development process walks collaboratively between all parties involved in the project.

  • Transparency

Because of the collaborative environment, agile development raises transparency to its process. This means all of the parties involved in the project with different tasks altogether.

What makes agile different from another method?

The agile process uses an iterative approach for its software development. This means it will always be work on repeatedly for its feature development from the client's needs.

  • All parties involved in the software development

By making a collaborative work environment, agile development includes all teams and clients. This means it will benefit all parties on the software development.

  • Clear and fast expected delivery time

The agile software development divide progress for its feature by sprint. Usually, the time for development cost around 1–5 weeks but depends on the scope of the project.

  • Open to changes and new input feedback, so it will always improve

Agile by its definition is the ability to create and respond to change. It makes the process for software development to adapt and find solutions to new things. This means agile will always improve the development process.

  • Transparent progress update

The agile software development has a daily stand-up meeting to update work progress from the developer to all parties. This means every update will be known by all the development teams.

  • Provide benefits for all parties

Clear communication makes agile development provide benefits to all parties. This means all requirements will meet all the development team needs from developer to client.

What’s the connection between Scrum and Agile?

In summary, Agile is a project management philosophy that utilizes a core set of values or principles, while Scrum is a specific Agile methodology that is used to facilitate a project. This means a scrum is one of the Agile approaches for project management and scrum isn’t always the only approach for Agile development.

How’s scrum work

  • Scrum Master: SM is accountable for establishing Scrum as defined in the Scrum Guide. This means they helping everyone in the team to understand Scrum practice and theory and direct the development process to stay on the lane.
  • Product Owner: PO is accountable for maximizing the value of the product resulting from the work of the Scrum Team. This means they help “translate” what the client wants and needs to the developer team in the product backlog items.
  • Developers: Developers are the people in the Scrum Team that are committed to creating any aspect of a usable Increment for each Sprint. This means they make the product in the project development process.
Scrum Process

The work process in scrum divided into a scrum event. Scrum events consist of :

  • Sprint: Sprints are the heartbeat of Scrum, where ideas are turned into value. They are fixed length events of one month or less to create consistency. In this event, all the members of the project work for the project in a certain time interval.
  • Sprint Planning: Sprint Planning initiates the Sprint by laying out the work to be performed for the Sprint. This resulting plan is created by the collaborative work of the entire Scrum Team.
  • Daily Scrum: Daily Scrum is to inspect progress toward the Sprint Goal and adapt the Sprint backlog as necessary, adjusting the upcoming planned work. This usually takes a 15-minute event for developers to communicate, identify impediments, promote quick decision-making, and eliminate the need for other meetings with each other team member.
  • Sprint Review: Sprint Review is to inspect the outcome of the Sprint and determine future adaptations. In this event, the developer's work is being reviewed by the stakeholders and another team.
  • Sprint Retrospective: Sprint Retrospective is to plan ways to increase quality and effectiveness. In this event, the scrum team plans what to do in the next sprint by inspects how the last Sprint went.

In conclusion, the Agile with Scrum framework is one of the best ways to develop projects these days. Many advantages are obtained such as fast delivery time, flexibility and allow changes, correspond to everyone's needs, and a collaborative working environment. I will be so happy to implement this method in my project development in PPL Course.

Wow! Nice job finishing this article. Now you have mastered the basics of the Agile Software Development Method. So are you ready to implement it in your work process?

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