Staying Agile & Improving Quality
Collaboration. Continuous integration. Cost-effective. Customer satisfaction. Do they describe your software development process values? If not, then you need to become more agile.
Agile development—lightweight, iterative software development practices—can deliver higher-quality software for less money and with much greater productivity. Agile evolved because traditional development projects too often become inflexible and bloated over time, bogged down by big upfront design, poor communication and expensive, unnecessary procedures.
Agile methodologies make customer satisfaction the top priority, and they make it happen through early and regular delivery of working software. Its practices are collaborative, flexible and value human communication over dogma.
Two key Agile steps successful teams take are:
Frequent code review
Agile teams work in short sprints to deliver working software frequently, in small increments. They test the code as they’re developing it to ensure quality. This mitigates risk, but even more importantly it enables stakeholders to use the software and provide near instant feedback. Developers use that input to make course corrections early in the project lifecycle, when they can be made much more quickly and cost-effectively. The result: Improved time to market and increased customer satisfaction.
Most teams and organizations that embrace Agile use a mix of techniques from different Agile methodologies to best suit their needs.
Why adopt Agile methods for your team?
Because Agile teams are able to:
See how Smartbear tools can help your team reach the above goals.
Reduce development and testing costs
Achieve faster delivery times
Produce higher-quality software
Provide deliverables targeted to user needs
Attain high project success rates