Using an Agile software development, you can process to manage software development projects. Here are some benefits of Agile software development:
Agile software development provides multiple opportunities for the stakeholders and team engagement before, during and after each sprint. By engaging the clients in every step of the project, there is a high degree of coordination between the client and project team which provide more opportunities for the team to understand the client’s vision. By delivering the working software early and frequently increases the stakeholder’s trust in the team’s way of delivering high-quality working software and motivates them to be more deeply engaged in the project.
An agile method provides a unique opportunity for the clients to engage throughout the project, from prioritizing features to iteration planning and also review sessions to frequent software build containing new features. It also needs the clients to understand that they see a work in progress in exchange for the added benefit of transparency.
Early and Predictable Delivery-
With the usage of time-boxed, the fixed schedule sprints of 1- 4 weeks, the new features are delivered fast and frequently and with a high level of predictability. It also can provide the opportunity in releasing or beta testing the software earlier than the planned required there is sufficient business value.
Predictable Costs and Schedule-
Due to the fact, each Sprint is in a fixed duration, the cost is predictable, and it is limited to the amount of work which can be performed by the team in a fixed-scheduled time box. Mixed with the estimates given to the client before each Sprint, the user can more readily understand the approximate cost of each factor, which improves the decision making about the priority of the features and the requirement for additional iterations.
Allows for Change-
During each iteration, the team needs to stay focused on the delivery of an agreed-to subset of the product feature, as there is an opportunity to refine and reprioritize the whole product backlog constantly. The new or changed backlog items can plan for the next iteration, that provides the opportunity in introducing changes within a few weeks.
Focuses on Business Value-
By letting the client determine the priority of the feature, the project team can understand what is the most critical aspect of the client’s business and can deliver the features that provide the most business value.
Focuses on Users-
The agile software generally uses stories with business-focused acceptance criteria, so that it can define the product features. Focuses the features on the needs of real users with each feature delivers value and not just an IT component. It also provides the opportunity to beta test the software after each Sprint and gain valuable feedback early in the project and provides the ability to make the changes required.