PRLog - Feb. 11, 2013 - Agile Tools have become one of the must haves in all industries for project management. They can be divided into two heads, namely Agile Project Management and Agile approach to Coding. Although both concepts are interlinked, their functions are different. Most companies prefer to adopt both these forms of agile tools together to reap maximum benefits. Agile project management is known to be an iterative method that determines the needs for engineering and information technology development projects in a highly stretchy and interactive pattern, somewhat like the agile software development. Only skilled individuals from the appropriate business, with the team of supplier and customer input. These techniques are best applicable in small-scale projects or on foundations of an extensive programme of work.
Agile Tools are truly beneficial methods of the software development in highly flexible process that requires proficient team leading to a successful process. A proper collaboration between all the stakeholders are necessary, involving users, testers, developers, managers, etc. Factors like mutual agreement on the process and communal goals, dedication, willing to share the knowledge and clarity also aid in the proper functioning of agile tools. Different methodologies are used in agile process and each of the frameworks are similar as they require the iterative process. Scrum is one of the agile tools used for managing software projects and application development. Extreme Programming or XP is also a software development methodology that aims in improving the software quality and responsiveness to change customer needs. Kanban is another method that develops software products and processes focusing on timely delivery by keeping the software developers within correct limits.
Agile coding technique is a part of agile tools that is connected to the development of code techniques. Continuous Integration is a practice of software development where members of a team assimilate their work at least daily, leading to multiple integrations every day. Unit Testing is a method where individual units of source code of one or more computer programs are gathered together with associated control data, operating procedures, and usage procedures and are tested to see if they are fit for use.
Another software development process is the test driven development, where the automated test case is tested for desired improvement or new function. Kent Beck developed or rather ‘rediscovered’
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