The Benefits of Agile Software Development

5 Feb

For the next few weeks I will be blogging an introduction to Agile Software Development with a particular focus on Extreme Processing (XP) Development and Scrum to build on the information already given in class. This week I’m going to outline the benefits of using Agile Software Development.

Agile Software Development can be an extremely effective way to run a project to the satisfaction of both the project manager and the end user. By taking the project in stages, known as iterations and communicating with the user throughout the process the system analyst can avoid extra costs that are connected to unknown requirements.

By using Agile Software Development the analyst can avoid project failure where 30-40% of projects fail before completion, through interaction with the user and early problem solving .With the use of clear and condensed documentation the information available to the user and analyst is easy to understand and therefore the user will be more likely to make use of the new system. This also saves time during maintenance.

When Agile Software Development is implemented correctly it can be lead to highly successful projects that are user-friendly, on-time and on budget.

In this post I’ve attached a really good you tube video giving an introduction to Agile Software Development that I hope people will find helpful and interesting :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJflDE6OaSc

References

www.cathaldoyle.com

www.my-project-management-expert.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJflDE6OaSc

3 Responses to “The Benefits of Agile Software Development”

  1. sad112759089 February 5, 2013 at 5:47 pm #

    Great youtube video.

    • sad111421168 February 12, 2013 at 9:30 am #

      Thank you very much
      since you liked the last video I found this one on extreme programming thats very clear and simple to understand that I think you’ll enjoy:

      I hope you find it useful

  2. instructorcathaldoyle February 8, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    Could you please add the category to this post. You can do this by editing the post, and choose the category at the bottom right. Thanks.

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