“Software crisis is imminent in this word!”
Yes, we all agree on it as in day-to-day life we all are kind of starving for the software which are perfect solutions for our problems. For instance: we were desperately waiting for some new video game and unfortunately that version was not in compliance with our operating system.
Absolutely, these types of problems are common in the software world and happen mainly because of non-synergy between what is happening in the outer world to that of- software labs.
However, as stated by Norman Vincent Peale- “Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solutions. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds”. And the seeds for coping software crisis were already sown in the year 2000 which later become famous as- the Agile Community to the rest of the world.
As promised in the earlier blog, we are here for you, presenting the 12 epic principles of Agile manifesto. These ethics totally changed the course of software development mechanism from a dull static process to a whole new dynamic mechanism:
#1. Early and Continuous delivery of Software:
“An early arrival of anything is always exciting!”
And the same is even exciter in software world where the clients receive their working package not only earlier but at regular intervals resulting in customer delight and more business to the organisation.
#2. Welcome changes even in the mid of Software Development process:
Remember your software getting obsolete or less effective due to no-change policy in software- making?
The biggest and probably the best policy by the Agile community is welcoming the changes (adding or alteration) in software-building. “The iteration mechanism”, in the Agile process can always change the priorities of the whole advancement making customers- one step ahead in the business.
#3. Periodical delivery of working Software:
“Scrum is like SIP- Systematic investment plan!”
Yup, Scrum phenomena of the Agile process ensures a planned and periodic development resulting in frequent delivery of working software and that too in shorter time scale ranging from a couple of weeks to a couple of months.
#4. Business people and developers work in collaboration:
“Alone we can do little
and together we can do so much- Helen Keller”
Same applies to the Agile process where the Clients collaborate with developers for a better decision making in the development process. It may vary from monthly demo presentation to clients to daily meetings.
#5. Support, trust, and provide required ambiance to the developers
‘’It is the people who develop awesome products!”
The Agile community believes on decentralization where people are trusted and are given enough freedom to take the approvals by themselves as the only motivated group can deliver the miracles.
#6. Face-to Face conversation is still the best to convey the information:
“Through telephone or Skype- you schedule,
through face-to-face conversation- you process!”
The developers who are co-located and convey through direct confrontation are more efficient and effective than those who are distantly connected. Still, the direct opposition or face-to-face communication is the best way to disseminate the information.
#7. Working Software is the key metric for progress
Don’t you think that it’s better to know prior, whether we are going to achieve the relevant product or not?
Absolutely! It’s a great advantage; working on sprints and delivery the working software not only helps clients to have an edge over their contemporaries but also helps in analyzing the future course of progress for the developers.
#8. Agile processes promote Continuous development:
“A sustainable pace is the key to the successful project!”
Yeah, the Agile processes urge users, developers, and sponsors to collaborate together at a livable pace to deliver the working software, unlike traditional Waterfall which takes a bigger time to achieve the target.
#9. Continuous focus on technical details and designs increases agility:
The correct mixture of technical skills and best design structure for each and overall iteration enhances the robust factor in the SDLC which is turn can overcome any hurdle in the form of changes, pace, or improvement in the product.
#10. Simplicity is the best policy:
We already know what happens during the usual SDLC- documentation, a lot of documentation.
But here’s the difference:
The Agile processes emphasize more on keeping things simple; developers are more focused on their next priorities. Yes, there is documentation too but they are for aligning the process and not to divert.
#11. Self Organizing teams delivers best architectures, requirements, and designs
Software development is a team game but there’s a difference between a motivated team and an idle team who operates over the project.
A team which is trusted for their decisions and who communicate with each other enthusiastically delivers- quality products than a formally organized group.
#12. The importance is given on how to become more efficient & effective:
“Taking lessons from each experience is the key for rapid improvement!”
A good team learns from every up and down of the development journey and in the process better their skills which in turn helps them tune their behavior according to the further challenges.
By going through this blog, we can at least gain a little insight about Agile and its working ethics. We come to know that, it’s quite a fruitful process but requires a great focus throughout the life cycle and even after that. Though it’s still in its early phase, there are already a bunch of imitators and idiots- present in the market and the question of its future remains the same- how do we keep moving forward in compliance with continuous growth, maintaining balance, rejuvenating values, and unifying rather than disintegration?