There are many methods that Agile teams use to develop software. But the most prominent methods are two:
- Scrum Methodology
- Kanban Methodology
Agile Scrum Methodology is the most prominent and simplest method. According to the State of Agile Report, a whopping 56% of teams use the Scrum methodology. It is a framework for developing and sustaining complex products. Scrum definition and the idea behind is contained in the Scrum Guide.
It works on this basis:
- The Scrum method revolves around the responsibilities of the Scrum Master, who supports the Product Owner to identify and prioritize goals. The details of the goals and the set-of-features are then added to what’s called a “Product Backlog.”
- The cross-functional team reviews the backlog and decides the Sprints to deliver “potentially shippable increments” of software. A Sprint is up to 4 weeks.
- There are daily standup meetings for clear communication between the team members to stay up-to-date with development progress.
- After every Sprint ends, the team analyzes the backlog and gathers for a demo meeting to present the functionality to the Product Owner and his stakeholders.
- The last step of the Agile Scrum method is a retrospective meeting. In this meeting, the team discusses the parts of their process which need improvements.
Kanban is also a popular method among development teams. This method focuses more on continuous delivery where things are kept simple, so the team doesn’t get overstressed.
It works this way:
- The teams visualize their workflow with the help of Kanban boards. These Kanban boards use cards and columns to help teams make their work visible, show it to others, and complete the job. The team can also use software like Jira or Atlassian. The software offers a “board” style interface where teams can see their “to-do” or “in progress” tasks.
- The best part about the Kanban approach is that the team knows how much they can or will do in a sprint, and nothing will be added more. This helps balance the workflow, and teams stay motivated without being burnout.
- In the Kanban approach, the team knows exactly what will come next, so they have half the preparation of the tasks in advance. This helps keep the priorities fulfilled.
At Lanos Logic we work using these 2 methodologies to deliver every project. This has proved to be very efficient and we absolutely are excited to apply this process to your project too.
Go on, talk to us today 🙂