As we inch closer to completing another year, it’s time to recap 2021. Although the year was full of surprises, the Agile adoption rate increased from 37% in 2020 to 86% in 2021.
Talk about growth!
With the pandemic looming large, here are a few interesting statistics on Agile Adoption challenges-
- 46% reported inconsistent processes and practices
- 43% cited cultural clashes
- 42% stated general organizational resistance to change
- 42% remarked lack of skills and experience
Source: 15th State of Agile Report
With this, there is an important question that needs to be addressed,
“What is Agile training, and who needs it?”
We will get to answer it but not before understanding the fundamentals of the Agile methodology.
What is Agile (how it works, and why it’s awesome)?
Agile started with agile software development to develop software products and solutions iteratively and incrementally. All features get developed in increments instead of building it all at once based on feedback. Agile software development can respond to change suggested by users by minimizing process waste.
Agile software development is based on four values-
- Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
- Working software over comprehensive documentation
- Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
- Responding to change over following a plan
The Agile Manifesto propagates these 12 Agile principles–
- Customer satisfaction through continuous delivery of the product
- Divide large tasks into smaller parts for faster and achievable tasks for quicker completion and easier integration of changes
- Adhere to the decided timeframe for the delivery of a working product
- All stakeholders must frequently collaborate to ensure that project is headed in the right direction
- Create a supportive environment to motivate team members and encourage them to perform better
- Prefer face to face communication over other methods
- Working software is the primary measure of progress
- Strive to maintain a steady pace of development
- Maintain the quality of the product by paying attention to the technical details
- Keep things simple
- Self-Organized teams produce more results
- Self-Reflection helps in correcting mistakes and improving performance
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