What is Agile delivery?
Agile is one of the most important and transformative methodologies introduced to the software engineering discipline in recent decades, helping software teams efficiently create customer-centric products.
Agile delivery is an iterative approach to software delivery in which teams build software incrementally at the beginning of a project rather than ship it at once upon completion.
Agile development means taking iterative, incremental, and lean approaches to streamline and accelerate the delivery of projects.
Why embrace Agile delivery?
The demand for faster software development is universal, and Agile delivery meets both customer and business needs.
Organizations that adopt Agile delivery practices can gain a competitive edge in a fast changing market. Businesses that empower teams to use Agile development practices satisfy discerning customers and adapt to new technologies, helping them to develop the products that set the standard for industries.
It's not just businesses that benefit from Agile delivery. Customers have more substantive experiences with organizations when their needs are met and their feedback makes a difference in product development. Customers appreciate when their input and expectations help shape an organization’s releases.
Agile delivery basics
Getting started with Agile means becoming acquainted with the most common methodologies and characteristics.
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