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What is Agile Methodology and Agile?


The Agile Methodology is an outcome of Agile Manifesto which first brought in the use of the term Agile in the year 2001.


The basis of Agile is quick adaptation to the customer requirement changes. It leverages team interactions to engineer software in an iterative and collaborative manner. It believes in having multiple incremental releases than a single large Project like release.


The Agile Manifesto explains how Agile is better that the old Waterfall Development method in key ways like:

  • Adaptive Approach than having a Predictive Approach
  • Many Iterative cycles for release rather than a single release cycle
  • More coding than documentation
  • Very short feedback and adaptation cycle
  • Efficient, cross-functional communication in teams (Promoting importance Scrum)
  • Quality driven development practices

The figures below indicate the difference between Agile Projects and Waterfall projects:

Iterative Increments of Agile Release

Agile Project Management Release

An Agile project, is very iterative in nature. It takes all the phases of software development and blends them into a single phase called an ‘Iteration’ or ‘Sprint’. Each iteration has multiple teams coming together and delivering a product that can be considered shippable. So here, the time taken to deliver one shipment or release of the software is a week or two as opposed to month/s long releases that occur in Waterfall. Very relevant and practical!

An Agile project, is very iterative in nature. It takes all the phases of software development and blends them into a single phase called an ‘Iteration’ or ‘Sprint’. Each iteration has multiple teams coming together and delivering a product that can be considered shippable. So here, the time taken to deliver one shipment or release of the software is a week or two as opposed to month/s long releases that occur in Waterfall. Very relevant and practical!

A typical Waterfall Release

Waterfall Project Release

Agile approaches are typically used in software development to help businesses respond to unpredictability. But the tools used to manage software development the Agile way should depict the simplicity and agility that Agile methodology brought in.


JamBuster's agile tool - SoftAgile, helps in Agile Project Management and works on a scaled agile framework to help you scale agile for your enterprise. Read More about SoftAgile.

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