Agile methodology is an iterative and incremental approach to project management and software development that emphasizes flexibility, collaboration, and customer satisfaction. It was originally developed for software development, but it is now used in a wide range of fields.
The Agile methodology is based on the Agile Manifesto, which consists of four key values:
- Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
- Working software over comprehensive documentation
- Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
- Responding to change over following a plan
The Agile methodology is characterized by short development cycles called “sprints” that typically last 1-4 weeks. At the beginning of each sprint, the team collaboratively decides on the goals and priorities for that sprint. The team then works to deliver a working product increment at the end of each sprint.
Agile methodology also involves continuous feedback and adaptation throughout the development process. This means that the team is constantly evaluating and adjusting its approach to ensure that the product meets the needs of the customer and the goals of the project.