Agile is preferable because it produces shorter development cycles and releases products more frequently. Shorter time frames enable teams to react to changes in a more efficient way and flexible resolve all the clients’ needs.
Before engaging in a project the team has to fully understand the end goal, the value the end solution will bring to both the client and his/her business, and how this solution can be achieved.
A roadmap is a breakdown of the features that will make up the final product. This is a crucial component of the planning stage of Agile because your team will build these individual features during each sprint.
In Agile the project has short development cycles – sprints with features being released at the end of every cycle. Before starting a project, it is best to make a plan of how the features are going to be released. Every sprint will include the reassessment of planning and feature development according to the timeline, efforts, and team progress.
Stakeholders held a sprint planning meeting to determine what will be accomplished by each person during that sprint, how it will be achieved, and assess the task load. Team members have to share the task load evenly to accomplish every assigned task during the sprint. To make the process transparent for the whole team it is advisable to visually document the workflow.
Task sharing and any other nuances the team needs to discuss are to be communicated in the daily stand-up meeting. During the meeting, each member of the development team briefly talks about his/her accomplishments for the day and what he/she plans to do next.
After the end of each sprint, a sprint review and a sprint retrospective meeting should take place. The first is held together with the project stakeholders to show them the end result. It can be either in person or a video conference meeting. The latter is also held with stakeholders but it focuses on positive and negative moments during the development phase with possible recommendations on deployment process enhancement, team load assessment, and so on.
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