Website development has undergone many changes since its inception. From traditional development methodology to agile methodology, website development has become more effective and flexible.
While earlier the website designing/development companies followed a traditional methodology that revolved around the idea of creating a prototype of the end product and proceeding according to the designed visualized structure, agile development fulfills the demands of the 21st century to have flexible and effective developmental methods. With agile, one can keep up with the unavoidable changes within today’s rapid development cycles.
What makes Agile More Effective?
Unlike the traditional waterfall method where the entire team worked on a monolithic code based on a prototype, the developmental approach allows small teams to react swiftly to constantly changing needs. Working on the changes persistently helps in high-quality deliverance of the website in 50% less time. With Agile, it becomes convenient for small teams to design, code and render small chunks of thoroughly tested, working systems in recurrent iterations. With each iteration, the system gets better until a final, desired system is delivered to the end-user. This helps in developing a system that fits-in customer expectations.
Hence, using agile, website development companies can create a system of any size and type as well as deliver them much faster with more functionality, error-free code base than ever.
With Agile, instead of working on the entire module for six to eighteen months and releasing it as a complete package, website development companies use small iterations of planning, coding, and testing to deliver a functional code in a one-to-four week development cycle.
While the companies not only save a lot of their and customer’s time, it also helps to save a lot of their money. Beyond this, it leads to a significant increase in productivity (up to 25% improvement in the majority of the cases). The agile methodology saves teams from wasting their efforts and time in making changes as per the customer’s requirements and going back and start all over. Instead, Agileintegrates the requirements changes into the development cycle. And above all, there’s disciplined project management.
The allocation of resources during the entire development cycle is a bit complex. However, this is not a problem with agile as it promotes the use of engineering practices that constantly deliver high-quality systems. Since agile teams are small, the allocation of resources gets simplified. If any project requires more resources, the number of teams is increased.
Let’s discuss it in-depth. In agile, each team is responsible for a specific part of the system being developed. This allows each team to focus on their part, and constantly deliver on time and on budget components to achieve the final system. If there arises a situation to alter the project scope, it becomes easy for the project manager to add or reassign teams. This is another benefit of using Agile.
The Bottom Line
Hence, there is no doubt in saying that Agile is becoming more widespread. The realization that you have most of the required information at the end of the development cycle helps a lot in the mainstream software development methodology. Due to this, website development companies are realizing eventually that a change in the internal ideology can develop a more rapid and successful system. While many organizations still deploy the traditional waterfall methodology, agile – the challenger methodology is becoming more popular because of its more rapid delivery and increased involvement of the customer at each stage in the development cycle.
All the above points prove that agile overcomes the drawbacks of the traditional Waterfall style of development allowing the on time, bug-free and on-budget delivery of a high-quality system which keeps the customer happy.
Rahul Mathur is the founder and managing director of ARKA Softwares, a company renowned for its outstanding mobile app development and web development solutions as well as specialized in Android and iOS app development. Delivering high-end modern solutions to all over the globe, Rahul takes pleasure in sharing his experiences and views on latest technological trends.