What does agile mean? What is the essence of agile methodology? Learn more from the Bluebird blog post!
In the world of software development and management, the past 20 years were clearly about agile methodologies gaining ground and, in many cases, taking the place of the Waterfall type sequential models that were predominant until now.
Both approaches are correct, however, the use of an agile methodology is more adapted to the ever-changing business and technological environment of our time.
An agile methodology is most successful when tasks need to be accomplished or end products have to be delivered in an environment with frequent changes and high uncertainty. This kind of challenge can be effectively handled with creativity, frequent deliveries and systematic furthermore frequent feedback from the customer.
Meaning of Agile
Agile, in an everyday language means: active, enterprising, dynamic.
An agile organization (either a project organization, a unit of organization within a company, or a company) is able to accomplish its tasks flexibly, actively, dynamically and while taking into account all needs.
But let’s see step by step, what is the agile approach all about!
In 2001 the software industry created the “Manifesto for agile software development” principles, which were partly in contradiction with the one round, well-documented implementing habits that were previously in use in the world of software engineers.
3. Extreme Programming (XP)
4. Lean Development