Agile Software Development

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We follow an ‘Agile’ development methodology in all our projects, working in short sprints, validating our decisions and your requirements along the way. This allows us to de-risk your project, reduce the cost and – critically – rapidly achieve a solution that meets your business requirements. It needs a keen intuition to architect such a process and is something we proudly embrace.

While Agile Methodology is a little over 20 years old now, Totally have adopted it for nearly as long – needless to say we’re big advocates!

What is Agile Software Development?

Agile is an approach to building software whereby the project is broken down into short development cycles called sprints. These cycles follow an iterative process of continuous feedback and testing.

It allows development teams to incorporate their learnings as they work, be more collaborative with clients and peers, and avoid creating lengthy comprehensive documentation at the expense of working software.

It contrasts with more heavyweight approaches (such as the Waterfall methodology) whereby the process is much more sequential.

Advantage of Agile

Any approach to software development has its advantages and disadvantages but these are the best bits of Agile.

  • Collaboration: Agile encourages continuous engagement between the development team, clients and stakeholders.
  • Adaptability: If priorities change or become clearer during the lifecycle of a project, Agile has the flexibility to allow them to be incorporated into future sprints – and therefore fulfill the new demands.
  • A higher quality product: Agile reduces project risk through continuous loops of testing, feedback and learning implementations.At the end of each sprint (or at any point during the build) clients should expect to see a working version of all the development done up to that point.

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