Challenges and Benefits of Using Agile Methodology
Benefits of Using Agile Solutions
Improved EngagementAgile methodology allows developers to involve clients at every step of the project, because of which decisions can be promptly taken. Working together enables the developer to see things from the client’s perspective.
TransparencySince clients are involved throughout the development process, there is greater transparency in the process. Clients can see the work in progress and offer suggestions/ improvements on the project.
PredictableThere are several things that are predictable while using agile methodology. Time required to complete the project can be estimated. Beta versions can also be released within the decided time frame. It is also predictable to estimate the cost of the project.
Better FocusedDevelopers and clients have better focus using agile methods. While developers can focus on user requirement and develop each feature according to their need, clients can focus on improving the business value right at the development table.
Challenges of Using Agile Solutions
Estimating Time for Completing TasksWhen developers feel they can predict the time it will take to complete the project using agile methodology, they often misestimate things. Many make the mistake of predicting that they can complete a set of assigned tasks in a single sprint, only to find later that little things continue to pop up time and again. Thus setting deadlines and meeting them proves to be challenging.
Getting Teams to Work TogetherYes, it is seen as one of the biggest challenges in agile development, especially if you have a remote team in hand. While the wheels of the machines work more efficiently when the team is under the same roof, it is not impossible to work with remote teams. Most of the offshore development company (like ours) has remote teams but we have found a method of getting every member on the same platform, irrespective of the location.
Making Agile Work For YouIt is simply not challenging but also frustrating when Agile doesn’t seem to work for you. There can be two reasons why this may happen – one, you focus on output rather than outcome, and second, you do not track metrics. Agile development is very flexible and you will find a way to make it work for you. All you need is a little patience and lot of focus. At Semaphore Software, we are committed to give you the best products, software solutions and services using Agile development. You can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how we can work on improving your product using Agile development.
About Himanshu Chudasama
Himanshu Chudasama, an eloquent professional, and an experienced leader, has a deep knowledge in different segments of information technology particularly Web and Mobile Based applications. With a vast experience ranging from project development to management to acquiring and retaining clients, Himanshu Chudasama has acquired both experience and expertise along the way. His love for reading, a strong observation power, and experience ranging in different sectors and industry verticals, help him give out optimum IT driven solutions.