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Adjust your digital product fast and answer the users’ needs. Responding to change by following a rigid plan is one of the major principles of agile development, allowing it to be flexible on the ever-changing market.
Show off real progress and reach milestones faster. By implementing Scrum sprints in your agile team, your developers can deliver clear results within each sprint, whether it’s a beta or a new feature of your digital product.
Hire a team fully focused on your product. Agile promotes cross-department cooperation and interactions between teams, stakeholders, and clients, leading to feedback-based, detailed products.
Pick the solutions that have already proved to be successful. Around 85% of professional developers worldwide work in agile teams, and agile projects are approximately 28% more successful than traditional ones.
Modern software development wouldn’t be where it is now without the agile project management approach. The famous Agile Manifesto was announced back in 2001 and in those 20 years managed to completely change the approach to IT management. At the moment, the majority of software developers work in an environment with agile management implemented. In fact, according to the Stack Overflow’s 2018 Developer Survey, we are talking about approximately 85% of professional devs working this way.
So what is agile, why is it worth investing in, and how actually to assemble an agile software development team to work on your next big digital product? You will find answers to all of these questions below.
Agile itself is based on the four major principles included in the original manifesto:
Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
Working software over comprehensive documentation
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
Responding to change over following a plan
These principles are only the base that needs to be tailored to the company’s specific needs, but they highlight what’s really important for an agile software development team — continuous delivery of great products that answer the needs of actual customers. Agile promotes flexibility, work based on feedback, as well as a supportive work environment.
These may sound like a lot of fancy words, but the thing is — agile really works. And not only in software development. According to PMI’s 2017 report, agile is being used „sometimes or more frequently than in the past” by 71% organizations. Even manufacturers, who promoted the waterfall management model so much, now increasingly use agile — around 27.4% of manufacturers use only agile while 56.6% mixes agile with old-school waterfall.
The agile software development team does not consist only of devs working on code. Instead, such a team is filled with people in a variety of roles to fuel innovation and provide different perspectives on the product. As one of the principles behind the Agile Manifesto states:
Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project.
So who exactly will you need for your agile software development team?
Agile software development teams often also adopt Scrum as a follow-up management methodology. The most important principle of Scrum is splitting the development process into regular iterations (called Scrum Sprints) that no one can interfere with. Sprints guarantee your business continuous delivery for your digital product as well as the ability to easily respond to customer’s/stakeholder’s feedback by running a feedback session at the end of each sprint.
If you wish to implement Scrum in your agile software development team, you will need to find experts for two more roles.
To deliver first results fast and continue delivering great products without too many issues on the way, all the members of your agile software development team should be familiar with the technologies used by the team. Of course, developers are the people who need the most insightful technical knowledge, but others also need to have some understanding of these tools to successfully tailor their work to the work of a dev team.
Some of the most important technologies and tools to consider when planning your agile development team are:
The day in a Scrum-powered agile software development team starts with a standup, a quick daily meeting during which everyone shares their answers to — most often — three questions:
Standups improve communication within the team and allow everyone to stay aligned with each other on their work. If your team is working in the office, the standups are attended in person, face to face. However, if you are working with agile software development with distributed teams, these are done most often via video chat.
We’ve already talked about sprints, the regular iterations (most often 1-4 weeks long) during which specific goals have to be accomplished. To keep the work even more organized and focus on communication, there are two additional events related to sprints.
The more each member of the agile software development team fits to each other, the better and more innovative are the results. But how to get people with a perfect fit together? We recommend hiring them based on how well they match your company. Consider the following three areas in the hiring process:
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