1. Enhanced Quality
Agile methodologies have excellent safeguards to ensure top-notch quality. It does so by:
- Taking a proactive approach to quality to prevent product problems
- Embracing technological excellence, good design and sustainable development
- Defining and elaborating on requirements just in time so that knowledge of a product features as relevant as possible
- Incorporating continuous integration and daily testing into the development process
- Conducting sprint retrospectives, allowing continuously improved processes
- Completing work using this definition of done: developed, tested, integrated and documented
2. Increased Customer Satisfaction
Agile project teams ensure higher satisfaction rates among clients by:
- Delegating a product owner who’s an expert on product requirements and needs
- Encouraging active user involvement throughout the product’s development thus fostering a collaborative environment
- Keeping the product backlog updated and prioritized to enable faster responses to change
- Demonstrating functionality to customers
- Delivering products much quicker to the market
3. Risk Management
Agile methodology increases visibility and minimizes errors, making it easier to respond to change. It does so by:
- Ensuring any necessary decisions are taken at the earliest possible opportunity, while there is still time to make a difference in the outcome
- Testing, retesting, and testing again
- Keeping the client in the loop throughout the project, so they are able to easily pinpoint errors or areas the customer would like changed/fixed
4. Cost Control
- Agile uses an approach of fixed timescales and evolving requirements enabling a fixed budget
- The scope of the product and its features are variable, but the cost isn’t
5. It Makes Work More Fun!
We can all agree that work isn’t always the most enjoyable aspect of our lives, but everyday people are coming up with innovative ways to make work not just more effective, but more enjoyable. Agile does this by:
- Active involvement, cooperation and collaboration among development teams
- Discussing requirements in workshops instead of in big specs
- Collaborating and discussing around a task-board instead of reading through length reports
- Empowering the team to make decisions through discussing what’s right for the product and project instead of long project plans and change management committees
Agile methodologies have been shown to increase motivation and performance among teams due to increased cooperation and collaboration.
Some other agile benefits include flexibility, more relevant metrics, improved project predictability, increased project control, improved performance visibility and much more.
If you want to learn more about how to motivate your team, reduce risk, and provide higher quality products to more satisfied clients, join our free hour long webinar on Tuesday February 7th, 2017 at 11am EST, led by a Certified Enterprise Coach, Michael de la Maza.
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