Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Benefits of Adopting Agile

The benefits of moving to Agile development can be split into two categories: benefits to the organization, and benefits to you personally. As a result of increased productivity, higher quality, and responding more rapidly to market demands, Agile can provide the following benefits to the organization:
  • Increased revenues
  • Reduced costs
  • Increased market share
  • Higher customer satisfaction
Each of these benefits lead to a stronger organization which is then in a better position to reward you for your efforts both directly and indirectly. Some of these benefits include:
  • Getting a raise and/or bonus
  • Having more discretionary income to buy cool stuff
  • Improving your working conditions
  • Actually using all of your vacation time
  • The opportunity to spend more time working on cool stuff
In addition, Agile can provide the following direct benefits:
  • A less stressful environment
  • Less canceled or shelved work
  • Career advancement due to learning new skills
  • Having the resume that gets you your dream job
Many of these same claims have been made in the past about tweaks to traditional development, but nothing ever came of it. Why will this be any different with Agile? Let's take a look at why attempts to "fix" traditional development haven't panned out.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

According to my observation,Agile is showing dramatic improvements in delivery time, quality of software and a reduced number of strategic mistakes compared to the waterfall model, it has taken a broader role in software development today.