What Is Agile Methodology and How Does It Work?

What is Agile methodology? Well, Agile is not exactly a methodology. Technically, Agile is a set of values and principles. Agile can also be thought of as a family of different frameworks or methods–Scrum is currently the most popular of those frameworks. Let’s break down the top 5 differences between Agile and other, more traditional approaches.

Top 5 Things That Differentiate Agile Approaches from Traditional Approaches (like waterfall):

  1. Rapid delivery cycles where a new version of the product is created (typically) every 1 to 4 weeks
  2. Empowered, self-organizing teams that have all the skills to create and validate an entire product
  3. A laser-like focus on prioritization and working on only the most important things
  4. A clear decision maker (the Product Owner) who is accountable for prioritization and the overall value of the product
  5. A coach or Scrum Master who facilitates and coaches the team to help them become even more amazing

You can find more about Scrum from the Scrum Alliance and Scrum Guides.

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