What is Planning Poker? Effort estimation in Agile methodology

In the Sprint zero as a part of release planning, the Agile team has come up with effort estimation for all the stories in the release. The Planning Poker is a popular method of effort estimation which ensures that the entire team is involved in the estimation exercise. [Read more…]

What are Agile Software Development approaches? Scrum, Kanban, XP explained

Several Agile frameworks are existing in the commercial market which are being widely used by the organizations. All these agile framework embrace Agile manifesto, Agile principles and values. The following section describes the agile software development approaches in detail.

The scope of this syllabus document covers three agile frameworks or approaches:

  1. Scrum
  2. Kanban
  3. Extreme Programming (XP)

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Why is Early and Frequent Feedback in Agile methodology important?

Frequent feedback is vital for Agile development teams to understand whether the team is going in the direction as expected. The product increment developed by Agile team will be subjected to stakeholder review and any feedback may be appended to the product backlog, which can prioritized at the discretion of the Product Owner. One of the best ways to provide frequent feedback is through Continuous Integration (discussed later). [Read more…]

What is Agile methodology? Examples, when to use it, advantages and disadvantages

Agile software development methodology is an process for developing software (like other software development methodologies – Waterfall model, V-Model, Iterative model etc.) However, Agile methodology differs significantly from other methodologies. In English, Agile means ‘ability to move quickly and easily’ and responding swiftly to change – this is a key aspect of Agile software development as well.

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