Benefits of Agile

June 2, 2010 Robert Holler

When asked about the real benefits of agile development, I typically focus on 4 areas:

  1. Visibility – stakeholder collaboration and validation throughout the development life-cycle
  2. Value – continuous delivery of much more measurable business value
  3. Adaptability – the ability to rapidly respond to changes in strategy, priorities, and plans
  4. Risk – the reduction in aggregate project risk as a result of #1-3 above

We created a small chart that summarizes key differences between agile software development and traditional methods that may be helpful:

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