PRLog - Jan. 15, 2013 - In the recent scenario organizations are adopting and scaling agile developments because of the varied advantages related to it. However, with this adoption challenges related to coordination and managing several locations, groups as well as projects continue to increase. Project complexity further arises as agile environment continue to accept the changes in plans as well as real time priorities. This complexity can be managed with proper Agile Tools and enhance the success of agile development activities. The selection of these tools must be done carefully to ensure that all the requirements within the agile developments are met successfully and the organization is enjoying benefits.
The first aspect to remember while selecting tools is simplicity. The rise of complex needs cannot be denied, but the necessity to offer team members with a simple, direct planning, tracking as well as reporting system is important. Similar to the agile development the tools must also be simpler. Pay attention that tools are not replacing the benefits from daily planning, personal communication, product reviews as well as retrospective. An agile life cycle management tools is only as good as the process it utilizes and the members using it.
Agile Tools must have the capability to handle sophisticated project structure, several features as well as defects and the potentiality to perform thousand of tests and tasks. In market sometimes the organization comes across several team-based tools that have “stunning”
No two organizations have same structure and so do the terminology, product planning, project scheduling, tracking as well as reporting. Thus, while selecting Agile Tools the organization must accommodate as much as flexibility and let them define, organize as well as plan by identifying the unique needs of the organizations.
Agile Tools must have the capability to support for cross-functional agile teams to consolidate, facilitate project planning as well as tracking customer needs, project and product management, testers, programmers and the stake holders in single environment for better collaboration as well as consistency.
Careful planning, understanding the needs of the organizations are the best ways to select agile-based tools successfully. However, it is also important to ensure that changes planned by organization are informed on all levels of organizations to ensure employees are prepared for implementation of tools. Suggestions as well as communication, query must be encouraged to make sure tools are implementing desired results.
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