Agile is a project management and product development approach that prioritizes flexibility and collaboration. Agile emphasizes iterative and incremental delivery, adaptive planning, and continuous improvement. Agile methodologies are designed to help teams deliver products and projects in a rapidly changing and uncertain environment.
The Agile approach is based on the Agile Manifesto, a set of guiding values and principles for Agile development. The Agile Manifesto values:
- Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
- Working software over comprehensive documentation
- Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
- Responding to change by following a plan There are several Agile methodologies that teams can choose from, such as Scrum, Kanban, and Lean. Each methodology has its own set of practices and roles, but they all share the same Agile values and principles.
The Agile approach promotes frequent inspection and adaptation of the product, team, and process, this allows the team to deliver valuable products and services in a quick, flexible and efficient way, it also allows the team to be more responsive to the changing needs of the customer or stakeholders.