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Agile is an iterative approach to project management and software development that helps teams deliver value to their customers faster and seamlessly. Rather than investing everything in extensive documentation, the Agile team delivers things in small but consumable increments. Requirements, plans and results are continually evaluated so teams have a natural mechanism to respond quickly to change.

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Agile is an iterative approach to project management and software development that helps teams deliver value to their customers faster and seamlessly. Rather than investing everything in extensive documentation, the Agile team delivers things in small but consumable increments. Requirements, plans and results are continually evaluated so teams have a natural mechanism to respond quickly to change.

AGILE Benefits

Customer Benefits: Customers realize that the vendor is more responsive to improvement requests. High-value features are developed and delivered faster with shorter cycles.

Benefits to Vendors: Vendors reduce waste by focusing development efforts on high-value features and reduce time to market compared to waterfall processes due to reduced overhead and increased efficiency. Improved customer satisfaction means better customer retention and more positive customer testimonials.

Benefits to Development Teams Team members enjoy development work and like to see their work used and valued. Scrum benefits team members by reducing unproductive work and giving them more time to do what they enjoy.

Benefits to Product Managers Product Managers, who typically assume the Product Owner role, are responsible for keeping customers happy by ensuring that development work aligns with customer needs. Scrum facilitates this alignment by providing frequent opportunities to re-prioritize work to ensure maximum value delivery.

Benefits to Project ManagersProject Managers who fill the ScrumMaster role find that planning and monitoring is easier and more tangible compared to waterfall processes. This awareness is key to monitoring the project and catching and addressing issues quickly.

Benefits to Managers Scrum provides high visibility into the state of a development project on a daily basis. External stakeholders, such as C-Level managers and staff in the Project Management Office, can use this visibility to plan more effectively and adjust their strategies based on more solid information and less speculation.