How Agile methodology is different from traditional methodologies

2018-08-03 10:55:00
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Summary :Traditional method means we are talking about the Waterfall method. It does not follow the same process like Agile such as iteration. Basically, Waterfall method is more into the visibility of product development in a sequential method. It follows the complete process from analysis to testing and maintenance

Agile is a methodology which simplifies the work through an iterative and incremental model. The main focus of Agile is to evolve the skills of team members and also maintain the focus on the deliverables.The user can learn more about Agile through various research papers, webinars, articles, blogs, over the internet which also avails certification course like CSM Certification provides. Through this user will get the in-depth knowledge about Agile and Scrum and ways to implement it in the business.


Traditional method means we are talking about the Waterfall method. It does not follow the same process like Agile such as iteration. Basically, Waterfall method is more into the visibility of product development in a sequential method. It follows the complete process from analysis to testing and maintenance.

However, Agile follows customer needs means the focus is completely on fulfilling the customer needs. It is wholly based on the team building, visibility to the end user and continuous improvement.

How Agile works as a Saviour in business

In this article, we will see some common problem areas and how to mitigate with them.

a).Marketplace Risk:

The market changes with each n every second and multiple reasons. Because of that innovation, new channels, shifting of the technology platform and the continuous change in customer need can make a brilliant idea an outdated idea.

This type of risk can be reduced by re-prioritising the functions with the help of Agile Methodology. The agile methodology focuses on one project and its delivery rather than trying to do multiple jobs simultaneously. It means there is no such project which is 90% complete from the weeks. In this way, the team gives their best effort to complete the one project at one time.

There is no term like “distant-future thinking” in Agile methodology. It means Agile gives the leverage to move freely in one direction with lesser waste.

b).Bad Design Risk:

Nowadays, a new product does not need much time to become outdated. In case, the item becomes outdated then no consumer will be interested in buying..

So, research before introducing a new product in the market reduces the chances of design risk. Collecting the feedback from the consumer, putting the idea on testing prior to the market, deep knowledge about the demand can reduce the chances of failure. Also, the best way to get sure about the production.

The lean and Agile process emphasises on taking feedback from the customer and creating the value as soon as possible. In case the company receives the negative feedback, then they can improve the quality and the feature according to the customer requirement. And if the feedback is ok ok then the retailer has the chance to improve and advance the feature such that the product gain publicity among consumers. Releasing the product in short span will be the sin in the market.

c).Unknown Risk:

There are some situations when the development team is not able to categorise the demand, or the technology is new and out of scope from their learning, insufficient data and many more. So what’s next?

To best way to deal with such type of problems is to make them known. But how? The agile process works on team participation. It helps in taking the number of ideas from the team members such that the problem is not unknown anymore. Backlog provides the visibility of the future so that the risk chances are not new and we have the idea to tackle with them when they arise.

Conclusion:

Agile is a methodology which is growing rapidly in the market. It gives value to the work as well as to the consumer. Agile gives the priority to working software over comprehensive documentation. It prefers the versatility in work by implementing continuous improvement. Hence, Agile must be implemented by the team members to evolve and for better quality.


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