Agile Development – A sensitive practice to neutralize advantages

More Commonly or most popularly it is known that agile is the methodology with very less scope or even no document process to initiate software development but Agile stand out to be more flexible to decide with multiple variable development practices based on project Scope, Requirements, Time, Cost etc.  Further in this article will read about unidentified sensitive concerns those may affect in neutralizing advantages between product stakeholders and development entity.

Right from initial business and system analysis to plan the development milestones, resources and setting up an ideal team to adopt certain sprints or iterations in line with the full scale tentative projection leading towards smooth development process that ultimately achieving quality software product.

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However, in such cases once the development start then there are unusual blind concerns to overcome like flexibility that allows active collaboration with stakeholders for feedback, frequent change or adding new requirement, approval sometime even before completion of the iteration may result in delaying the development process, consuming extra time.

Also, sometimes going back to an initial stage for change or adding new requirement mean modifying or creeping the initial scope when started, in this situation touching the base and rolling back into documentation, carefully taking time to analyze key objectives, business analysis with detailed scopes certainly eliminating such unexpected immediate change, further helping to stabilize the next iterations.

Conducting simultaneous testing is most important in reducing risk on errors, bugs, code deficiency or even development failure, So testing resources are vital in their role to sign off before the next iteration, this mean eliminating a big fix in future after product delivery.

A frequent release of the product requires to sign off with UAT (user acceptance testing) for each release before initiating next process sometime this turns into long waiting and time consuming to hold the team, if the project cost is fix then this result into loss of estimated cost and time but project cost and time flexible by time and resources then it is up to stakeholders how to control the time and cost advantage.

Critically with the fix cost project time gap between the release and initiating next stage development is a challenge to control the time and cost. Depend on the project size, scopes, key requirement it helpful to decide what engagement model is more suitable to adopt to avoid big loss of time and cost advantage that neutralize benefits scaling for stakeholders and development team.

Indeed, considering all key concerns with a suitable mix of best practices to get best out of agile methodology to develop a quality software product in less time and cost with ongoing close collaboration between stakeholders and development team to achieve better results and highest-level client satisfaction.

Agile is the sensitive practice then just a development methodology that involve close and frequent engagement to address sensitive concerns over neutralizing advantages between product stakeholders and development entity.