New Emerging Trends in Agile
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New Emerging Trends in Agile

By CIOReview | Thursday, September 9, 2021

To gain an advantage over their competitors, more agile teams are utilizing cloud-based tools to uncover new ways of thinking (forecasting), developing, testing, and delivering faster than they are/were doing now.

FREMONT, CA: In 2020, company resilience took on a whole new meaning for enterprises. Businesses have been driven to simplify production processes and operations due largely to the Covid-19 pandemic. And, as businesses prepare for a possibly turbulent 2021, they will rely on agile project management techniques to help them remain competitive and adaptable.

Agile approaches strive to simplify complex production and organizational processes, allowing project managers to deliver projects at a functional level when changes may be made more quickly. Agile testing helps project teams deploy solutions and detect problems throughout the growth cycle, all while keeping a laser focus on customers’ needs. Agile has essentially supplanted the previous waterfall model, in which teams were given more fixed tasks and projects were completed in a more linear, less fluid manner.

Here is how these agile trends might affect businesses the most:

Rapid Feedback

While it is wonderful to plan ahead, the ever-changing working conditions, new demands, updated quality requirements, and other factors can cause results to differ. According to recent research, the largest trend in agile management for 2018 is to focus more on immediate input on changes rather than the expected outcome. Agile teams need quick feedback to see how their projects are progressing. Creating a welcoming environment that allows each team member to participate and even receive criticism saves time while also offering a genuine picture of progress. Continuous Integration (CI) is the ideal strategy for maximizing the benefits of fast feedback.

Cloud-Based Solutions:

To gain an advantage over their competitors, more agile teams are utilizing cloud-based tools to uncover new ways of thinking (forecasting), developing, testing, and delivering faster than they are/were doing now. Agile teams embrace domain-less computing because it eliminates the requirement for ‘still’ conventional server resources while also lowering infrastructure and operating costs. Organizations that use an agile cloud-based approach gain significant competitive advantages, such as increased productivity, more agility, faster market reaction, lower costs, and improved customer service. Cloud technology has the potential to act as an agile accelerator.

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