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Advantages and disadvantages of using Agile software in project management

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  1. Advantages and disadvantages of using Agile software in project management Rasa Ramanauskaitė

  2. So what is AGILE?

  3. Agile methodology is an alternative to traditional project management, typically used in software development. • It helps teams respond to unpredictability through incremental, iterative work cadences, known as sprints. • Agile methodologies are an alternative to waterfall, or traditional sequential development.

  4. It is an umbrella term for the ideas of an evolving collection of authors, consultants and practitioners. Their shared goal is to improve the traditional software development process which is widely understood to be dysfunctional.  • Agile commonly includes Lean, Scrum, XP and other popular brands.

  5. Agile process

  6. Agile methods adapt to change, as at the end of each stage, the logical programme, designed to cope and adapt to new ideas from the outset, allows changes to be made easily. • Using Agile methods in project managemanet we have a launchable product at the end of each tested stage. • Agile methods allow for specification changes as per end-user’s requirements, spelling customer satisfaction. Advantages (1)

  7. Agile methods allow effective departmentalization. Each coding module can be delegated to separate groups. This allows for several parts of the project to be done at the same time. • Responds quickly to emerging crisis. • Innovative designs based on the customers‘ demands are provided. This option gives a wider variety for the customer to choose from. Advantages (2)

  8. 93 percent stated that productivity was better or signifi-cantly better. • 49 percent stated that costs were reduced or significantly reduced (46 percent stated that costs were unchanged). • 88 percent stated that quality was better or significantly better. • 83 percent stated that business satisfaction was better or significantly better Some facts..

  9. Does Agile methodology have some limitations of use?

  10. In case of some software deliverables, especially the large ones, it is difficult to assess the effort required at the beginning of the software development life cycle. • There is lack of emphasis on necessary designing and documentation. • The project can easily get taken off track if the customer representative is not clear what final outcome that they want. Disadvantages (1)

  11. Only senior programmers are capable of taking the kind of decisions required during the development process. It has no place for newbie programmers, unless combined with experienced resources. • To become an agile manufacturer the company will need to invest in trained and highly skilled labourers who are competent to be agile. Disadvantages (2)

  12. Agile methods here contribute substantially to a new understanding of a better way to build software at scale. • Every software project presents its unique challenges, it is the essence of the methods that matters most to the enterprise. In order to distil that essence, we have to look in more detail at the methods themselves, and, more importantly, at the core principles that underlay them. • In order to apply Agile methods company has to have already experienced staff, otherwise the project will me not efficient. Conclusion

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