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Why Your Company Should Leverage Agile Software Development

Why Your Company Should Leverage Agile Software Development on UpCity, July 31, 2020.

Businesses should use agile software development practices because they are far more likely to be successful than traditional waterfall projects. According to recent research, agile projects are 4 times more likely to be successful than traditional ones. This performance gap increases along with the size of the project.

Agile projects are more successful because they foster close collaboration between business and technology teams. Agile requests that business people embed with their development teams, which breaks down the traditional organizational silos.

Agile teams generally deliver increments of working software every 2-weeks or less. This provides value to the customers and allows the business and the team to receive valuable feedback. With these short delivery cycles, agile teams can quickly respond to changing business environments and priorities.

Agile is a mindset and represents a new way of working. For companies with traditional management cultures, this may pose a threat to the status quo. Leaders embarking on an agile journey should recognize that being agile requires a commitment to change in how their business operates, impacting both business and technology teams.

– Alan Zucker, Founding Principle, Project Management Essentials