Agile stands for a versatile and highly flexible project management. It is an iterative and incremental approach of managing the design and build activities for engineering, information technology, and new product or service development in an interactive manner.
The Agile development paradigm provides opportunities to assess the direction of a project throughout the entire development lifecycle. This is achieved through regular, short cycles of work, known as sprints or iterations. At the end of each iteration, the teams present a potentially shippable product increment. Agile activities are described as "iterative" and "incremental" because of the repetition of the work cycles, as well as the functional product increments they yield.
At the end of each iteration, every aspect of development is continually revisited and re-evaluated. This includes requirements, design, the value added to the business, the progress made, etc. The continuous re-evaluation allows anytime to steer the development process into another direction. The results of this "inspect-and-adapt" approach to development greatly reduce both, development costs and time to market.
Because teams develop products at the same time they're gathering requirements, they are less likely prone to getting lost or stuck in overly predictive analysing and planning details of the final product. While a teams' work cycle is limited to short iterations with potentially usable product increments, stakeholders gain recurring opportunities to test the product under real world conditions and calibrate its details and features for success.
Thus, Agile development methodology helps companies build the right product. It preserves the products' critical market relevance and allows it to be as competitive as possible.
SHORELESS is using the Agile approach for almost every aspect of its work. Whereas SHORELESS's methodology of choice is Ticket Driven Development. It greatly supports our Agile project management and Scrum, the preferred framework for all our software development projects.
Additionally, Ticket Driven Development ensures a high level of transparency to our teams and project stakeholders at every stage of their projects.