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Problems with Traditional Software Development Methodology

A study in the United Kingdom shows that of 1,027 projects, only 13% did not fail, and waterfall-style scope management was the "single largest contributing factor for failure, being cited in 82% of the projects as the number one problem." A 1995 study of over $37 billion USD worth of US Defence Department projects concluded that "46% of the systems so egregiously did not meet the real needs (although they met the specifications) that they were never successfully used, and another 20% required extensive rework" to be usable.

These numbers reinforce what many of us have experienced personally: the waterfall approach is a risky and expensive way to build software systems. This is the real reason why the Agilist Technologies is used Agile Methodology.

Agile methods grew out of the real-life project experiences of leading software professionals who had experienced the challenges and limitations of traditional waterfall development on project after project. The approach promoted by agile development is in direct response to the issue associated with traditional software development – both in terms of overall philosophy as well as specific processes.

Agile development, in its simplest form, offers a lightweight framework for helping teams, given a constantly evolving functional and technical landscape, maintain a focus on the rapid delivery of business value. As a result of this focus and its associated benefits, organizations are capable of significantly reducing the overall risk associated with software development.

In particular, agile development accelerates the delivery of initial business value, and through a process of continuous planning and feedback, is able to ensure that value is continuing to be maximized throughout the development process. As a result of this iterative planning and feedback loop, teams are able to continuously align the delivered software with desired business needs, easily adapting to changing requirements throughout the process. By measuring and evaluating status based on the unquestionable truth of working, testing software, much more accurate visibility into the actual progress of projects is available. And finally, as a result of following an agile process, at the conclusion of a project is a software system that much better addresses the business and customer needs.

We follow the below agile principles

  • Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software.
  • Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer's competitive advantage.
  • Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale.
  • Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project.
  • Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done.
  • The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.