Updated: Sep 15, 2021
When implemented correctly, the Agile methodology is powerful. It creates high-performing teams and customer satisfaction, increases the speed of time to market, and boosts product performance.
It is not a surprise that many of the largest and fastest-growing firms in the world such as Netflix, Amazon, Microsoft, Atlassian, and Google are Agile. Whether you are a start-up or a large-scale enterprise, we hope you consider some of the benefits that you will find along your Agile adoption journey.
Ownership and responsibility
Produce higher quality deliverables
Continuous business interaction
Improved employee engagement and job satisfaction
Faster time to market
Adapting to changing business requirements
Mitigate risk earlier
Improved stakeholder satisfaction
Lower cost and higher productivity
First of all, change is welcome in Agile projects. There are multiple reasons why Agile teams need to be flexible, especially when customers change their minds. Adopting Agile means creating, exploring, failing, developing, and continuously improving.
Agile teams find an effective way to streamline information. Having a single source of truth helps teams more effectively communicate. Project visibility builds trust in the team and stakeholders. It provides transparency in the development process and makes the team accountable, not just for the progress of the project, but for the product itself. It also engages users in a cycle of constant feedback, testing, and iteration.
Agile teams value customer feedback. It helps to identify blockers and fix them as early as possible. The process helps with the product delivery speed and also ensures increased stakeholder satisfaction by having a clear picture of what is achievable during every sprint.
Product delivery speed also provides a higher return on investment. The iterative nature of the Agile method means that the product is ready for the market faster and stays ahead of the competition.
In an Agile culture, teams are encouraged to look at the best approach to achieve business outcomes. Agile teams feel that their opinions are being valued, and feel empowered to do their job. In this environment, constant feedback and communication are key to improving team morale.
How Agile Teams Do It?
They have a culture of learning, experimentation, and constant retrospectives
Agile teams know that customer inputs happen during the development process
The backlog helps the team to set priorities and provide transparency around the team
Daily meetings promote communication, feedback, and business decisions as well as risk management
Before you can build an Agile delivery process that works for you and your organization, we recommend that you explore the benefits, test it, and follow the most suitable Agile approach for your unique situation. The most important thing is to do it right and align the whole organization to the same methodology. Agile is easy to learn, but difficult to master, and requires commitment, learning, and ongoing improvement.