Undoubtedly, the approach to the development of any software product determines the success of the project. By selecting the correct methodology, it is possible to achieve sustainability in the operation of the product, as well as the safety and stability of functional features. There are many methodologies out there, and it is the Project Manager’s role to try and find the best option out of many, one of which is the Agile approach.
Using the Agile approach, you can maximize efficiency in software product development. The Agile Model includes two separate agile approaches: Scrum and Kanban. In the Agile model, all stages of the project are divided into small periods of time, called sprints, that generally last 1-4 weeks. Each such sprint has its own list of tasks that must be completed by the end of a given period of time. The team members hold frequent meetings, evaluating these tasks, discussing who did what, who is going to do what next, and what problems are appearing, if any. Such meetings keep everyone on the same page and help motivate the team. These meetings are usually led by a Business Analyst or Project Manager who is the liaison between the team and the customer. They can take updates back to the stakeholders, so the team can focus on completing the assigned tasks, which are handled individually by each developer.
So what are the pros and cons
of using the Agile approach?