Agile development arose in the 1990s as a response to the rigid plan-driven approach used by large teams in government and aerospace systems. Agile provided an alternative that was leaner and better suited to smaller teams, with an emphasis on the product itself rather than the design and documentation. Since then, Agile has become very popular, even though it may not always apply to the intended environment.Consider the following questions:What are the benefits and challenges of adopting Agile?What is “velocity” in Agile? How should it be utilized?What are the organizational-level impacts to companies that undergo Agile transformation?What types of team(s) use Agile in an organization?What are the current trends in Agile adoption and usage?

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Agile development arose in the 1990s as a response to the rigid plan-driven approach used by large teams in government and aerospace systems. Agile provided an alternative that was leaner and better suited to smaller teams, with an emphasis on the product itself rather than the design and documentation. Since then, Agile has become very popular, even though it may not always apply to the intended environment.

Consider the following questions:

  1. What are the benefits and challenges of adopting Agile?
  2. What is “velocity” in Agile? How should it be utilized?
  3. What are the organizational-level impacts to companies that undergo Agile transformation?
  4. What types of team(s) use Agile in an organization?
  5. What are the current trends in Agile adoption and usage?
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1)

Benefits of adopting agile:

  • Control over the project can be increased and the risks can be reduced.
  • Customer satisfaction would be higher.
  • The quality of the products would be higher and ROI would be faster.
  • It encourages transparency.
Step 2

Challenges in adopting agile:

  • Dedicated cross-functional teams would not be available.
  • There would be change in the behavior of the people.
  • Skilled owners from the business side would not be available.
Step 3

2)

Velocity in agile:

In agile, the velocity is said to be amount of work that was done during an iteration of continuous development cycle.

Determine the way the velocity should be utilized:

It helps to measure productivity and make predictions. Hence...

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