12 Principals of Agile Software Development

12 Principals of Agile Software Development

A recent VersionOne survey revealed that 76% of distributed teams are using the Agile methodology – a number that will likely grow higher as more and more IT organizations seek to improve their operations. Even with these incredibly high usage statistics, however, some organizations are still skeptical about Agile and its purported benefits. So today we're going to break down the framework, revealing the 12 principles of Agile software Development as defined by the Agile Manifesto.

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Overview of Scrum Artifacts and How they Work

Overview of Scrum Artifacts and How they Work

Software development doesn't always go as planned. According to a study published in the Portland Business Journal, between 65 and 80% of all IT projects fail to meet their objectives while also running “significantly late” and costing more resources than the developer had initially planned. Statistics such as this reveal the problematic nature of traditional methods of software development. But developers and organizations that embrace scrum will often avoid these headaches, delivering higher quality software in less time.

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Looking Back at the History of Agile Development

Looking Back at the History of Agile Development

Agile has become a fundamental component of many successful software development companies. It focuses on collaboration of self-organizing, cross-functional teams to produce and deliver software in less time. A recent survey of 601 software developers and IT professionals revealed that more than half primarily use Agile methods. But how exactly did Agile become such a popular practice for software development?

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