Course Description

What is Agile and Agility and its Manifesto (by Examples)?

Agile is a methodology that emphasizes flexibility, collaboration, and customer satisfaction in software development. It focuses on iterative development, where requirements and solutions evolve through the collaborative effort of self-organizing and cross-functional teams. Agility, on the other hand, is the ability to respond quickly and efficiently to change, which is a core principle of Agile methodology.

The Agile Manifesto outlines four key values:

  • Individuals and interactions over processes and tools: Agile prioritizes the importance of human interaction and communication within teams.
  • Working software over comprehensive documentation: The primary measure of progress in Agile is working software that meets the customer's needs.
  • Customer collaboration over contract negotiation: Agile promotes active participation and feedback from customers throughout the development process.
  • Responding to change over following a plan: Agile embraces change and encourages teams to adapt to new requirements and insights.

Agile methodologies include Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming (XP), and more. Scrum, for example, is a popular Agile framework that divides work into sprints, typically lasting 2-4 weeks, with a focus on delivering a potentially shippable product increment at the end of