ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Rise in Adoption of Agile

Updated on April 28, 2020
Anandj2012 profile image

Anand is technology enthusiast and is passionate about how technology can be leveraged to change the world for better.

Rise in Adoption of Agile

Rise in adoption of Agile Methodology

There are various software development methodology which had their era of popularity. If we really want to classify these methodology at high level then it can be considered into category of Plan Driven and Adaptive.

Before 2005 or so, the dominant software development methodology was plan driven where project manager has to plan every bit of details in advance for next 12 to 15 months in case of larger software development projects. Now, One can see that this was quite a challenge in itself as things might go wrong in between and lot of course correction was required to stay on track. Now, this kind of methodology was fine for the work which is not going to change much in the future. But what about product development where there is need to add new features or update existing features to meet the market demand. Plan driven approach of 12 months was certainly not going to help . Also, as product life cycle is shrinking, the product development life cycle based on plan driven approach was not feasible. Waterfall was one of most popular methodology for plan driven approach. While this methodology gave structure to implement large scale projects, the typical sequential execution (e.g. first requirement analysis, second design, then construction ) was always pose challenge to see what is the actual work completion as user was supposed to see product after few months. Also, change management was always a matter of challenge as changes used to impact the existing planning that is being done for schedule, scope cost etc. So, once scope is finalized frequent requirement changes were discouraged.

In this situation, there was a need to have adaptive approach especially for product development where requirements are constantly changing based on market demand and software development methodology should be able to take care of these demands/requirement changes at short notice. Also, the whole approach to accept changes in requirement should welcoming than discouraging as these changes are expected to address new opportunities in the marketplace. This is exactly where Agile fits into the picture. The manifesto and principles of Agile welcome changes and gives guidance in terms of adapting to ever changing market needs. This is only way companies can stay relevant to today’s marketplace which getting disrupted at lightening speed.

Obviously, Agile started as experiment to see how it works and what value it can deliver. It started with small teams with proof of concept to validate the hypothesis. As organization saw the potential to get the value with lesser wait time to see final product, Agile started gaining its popularity. Please keep in mind that Agile did not make project successful or failure as it was the solution designed that will make it so. However, what Agile did is that it gave early signals especially in case failure that the particular idea may not give value as expected. Agile gave this indication within weeks after starting the project rather than waiting for months to know the same. So, this really gave organization experimental ground to work on new ideas. Also, in case success, business started seeing value incrementally, at regular frequency and whole model was also able to accommodate changes on short notice. It also gave flexibility to de-prioritize some of the ideas that were initially considered but are no longer relevant or more valuable ideas took priority.

Now, it is reached to a stage majority of enterprise are using Agile as their “Choice of software development methodology”. Many organization wants to take Agile to next level by scaling existing Agile team and reap benefits at more broader level. This trend will continue as digitization is disrupting every industry at rapid pace and each organization needs methodology to deal with these changes and deliver to the market demand. Agile is definitely making it possible.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)