What is Agile++?
Before understanding what Agile++ is, let's understand what Agile offers and the limitations with Agile methodology.
In this technology era, numerous new terminologies come into existence on a regular basis. One of the terms is ‘Agile’. This is the new hype word in the IT industry. The meaning of the term ‘agile’ is the ability to create as well as to respond to change. The significance of this term in the IT industry is a representation of adaption as well as responding to change.
Prior to Agile, the Waterfall model ruled the software industry. However, it was greatly limiting the business ability to respond to market changes in a quick manner. After the project start, it used to be months and sometimes years before any feature reaching the market. It worked in the '80s and 90's when the market conditions were different and new product entrants and product changes were far fewer. But it doesn't work in the new Millennium.
This is when Agile came in, gave the ability to businesses to release the features quickly by removing the long analysis and design cycles, non-value add documentation, etc.
How does SCRUM work?The SCRUM team deals with the product backlog mainly. However, the process flow of the SCRUM testing is:
In the case of the existing Agile process, a specific organization dealing with the same have a specific team that is responsible to handle the task. When there is an error or backlog, the team members discuss together the pitfalls and work on that. However, the limitation of the team capacity affects the progress of the work. The progress of work might be slow-paced or lacking the desired outcome. This shortfall or limitation can be overruled if the team members can be updated once there is a requirement.
Agile works great is still working well for the industry. However, the amount of work that can be picked up is still limited by the capacity of the team. In the ever-changing market conditions, this limitation significantly impacts the ability of the business to deliver the right set of capabilities to the market. It is requiring multiple sprints spanning across months for the SCRUM team to complete the feature set making businesses wait to release the product to the market.What is the solution? Is it time for a new process?
No, definitely not. With improvisation to the existing ‘Agile’ process, businesses can release the products and features to the market as quickly as they want.
Let's call this improvisation Agile++.
The word Agile itself denotes frequent changes. So, the methodology itself is not any fixed process, rather something that is open to changes. Agile project management is ever-evolving and changing and that is the reason why you will get different answers from different Agile Project managers when asked them about what the process is. Agile++ is an improvised version of the Agile methodology.
Agile++ still follows the SCRUM process. However, it is not limited by the capacity of the SCRUM team because there is no defined capacity. This SCRUM team comprises all the professionals with matching skill set across the globe willing to pick up backlog stories of the project. This SCRUM team can scale up and can scale down as per demand. The organization's product team creates user stories that can make up the product or feature that needs to hit the market. Once the stories are created and published, they are picked up by the talent across the globe.
A lot of benefits in the adaption of this process and the benefits are:
In adapting our Agile++ methodology, you do not have to depend completely on team capacity or any limitations. If necessary, there can be changes. The global subject matter experts are ready to pick up the work after the stories or the requirements are created and published on the platform. Once they pick up the same, they will complete it and move on to the next. They simply pick up the work, complete it and move on to next.
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