What is Agile?
Agile is a project management methodology that embraces short development cycles, continuous improvement, and self-organizing, cross-functional teams. In an agile environment, teams develop a product or service where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration and customer feedback. The Agile Manifesto is a formal proclamation of the four key values and 12 supporting principles that lead an Agile approach to software development. According to the 14th Annual State of Agile Report
, an Agile approach, due to its iterative nature and people-centric focus, can result in:
- Increased team productivity
- Increased team morale and motivation
- The ability to manage changing priorities
- Improved project visibility
- Faster time to market
Today, in 2021, Agile has fueled innovation, market domination, and delighted customers in organizations across the globe, including well-known, marketing-dominating companies like Spotify, Twitter, and Google. Today, agility is not limited to software development. Today, an organization’s ability to truly be Agile (or not) determines survival.