Agile Development FAQs
How do SmartBear tools help teams become more Agile? Check it out.
Q: Are special tools required for Agile development and testing?
A: No. SmartBear software supports Agile principles for software development and testing. You don’t need special software to use Agile development methods.
Q: My current development processes work well for my team. Why should we switch to Agile methods?
A: It’s great that you’re satisfied with your current practices. SmartBear software will work well with the processes you’re already using. However, studies show that Agile development methods reduce development costs, improve time to market and increase customer satisfaction. Take a look at Agile practices and see if there are any techniques you could use to enhance productivity.
Q: Do I need to learn Agile development methods to use SmartBear software?
A: No, SmartBear software works with all development and testing methodologies.
Q: My organization is switching to Scrum, Kanban, XP (or another Agile development methodology). Does SmartBear software work with multiple development methods?
A: Yes, SmartBear products work extremely well with Scrum, Kanban, XP and other iterative, Agile development methods. You can easily mix traditional and Agile strategies using SmartBear products.
Q: What are the primary reasons developers use Agile processes?
A: Agile development can deliver higher-quality software for less money and with much greater productivity.
Q: What is the key benefit of Agile development?
A: Improved customer satisfaction. Agile developers achieve it by early and regular delivery of working software. Its practices are collaborative, flexible and value communication.
Q: What are Agile’s core principles?
A: Frequent code review, continuous integration and constant testing
Q: Do I have to adopt Agile for all of our development projects?
A: No. You can use it when you feel the situation is right and use other methods when you think they’ll work best.
Q: Can I use Agile development for some parts of a large project, even if other teams aren’t using Agile?
A: Yes. The beauty of Agile is that your development team can use it even if other teams working on the same project are using other development methods.
Q: Is there just one type of Agile development?
A: Absolutely not. Agile is a diverse set of methods for accelerating the development cycle to make software more robust. In all approaches, the team goals are the same: improve communication, increase involvement and achieve buy-in. Most teams and organizations that embrace Agile use a mix of techniques from different Agile methodologies to best suit their needs.
Check out our Agile resource center for more info.