The importance of Scrum methodology and the agile approach in the software projects management

We often hear about Scrum and agile methodology in the software and App development, but for what reason are they the most indicated?
To manage the development with an agile approach means creating and managing more compact and cross-functional development teams able to push ahead the development of functionalities using an adaptive planning not upstream defined.
Most of all, to work following agile methodology means to make the customer part of the development process.

The Scrum is a process adaptive framework that allows people to solve complex problems, and, at the same time, to create and deliver complex high-value products (i.e. Apps) in an effective and creative way.

Everything starts from the relationship with the customer who is seen no more as a mere client but as a part of the team. The attention moves from tools and processes to people relationships.
The code words become: cooperation, flexibility and change.
The customer always represents one of the external stakeholders of the project, but he takes part in the planning of the sprint backlog’s functionalities.

The Scrum Master, the person in charge of the management and applicability of all scrum’s values and rules in the organisation, interacts day by day with the development team to define which tasks shall be done, which are in development and which are closed.
He collaborates with the Product Owner, the person in charge of the product’s backlog management, to decide which functionalities will be added in each sprint and in the product backlog that takes place at the end of all sprints.

Why a more classic and waterfall approach is inadvisable for the Apps development?
Exactly for the complexity that characterises all the digital projects linked to the development of Apps and mobile responsive websites.
It’s not possible to compare and think about an App as a physical product like, for example, hardware. During its development some unexpected complexities may arise, mainly for the continuous changes of the functional requirements or for the difficulties that may occurs in the integration with the customer’s legacy systems or with third party systems.
A more traditional waterfall approach is not be able to face promptly the changes getting the development longer and more difficult to manage.

Which are the main advantages for all the players?

For our customers:
– A greater satisfaction and comprehension of the progress during the sprints
– A greater engagement in the development and decision processes

For us:
– Speed in the execution
– Adaptability in reacting to changes
– A clear picture of the general overview of the project
– A better control on the quality of the delivered product

For our development team:
– A better accountability and commitment

We work with an agile approach, contact us and discover how we can cooperate to bring your projects to life!

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