You might have heard of agile development a lot around lately. Even though it was released in the early 2000s and became common around 2015. It has been adopted mostly by IT agencies that found it efficient in constant collaboration and working in iterations.
Agile methodology is a project management methodology characterized by building products using short cycles of work that allow for rapid production and constant revision. This is a way to manage a project by breaking it up into several phases that require constant communication with team members and continuous improvement at every stage. Once the work begins, team members go through a process of planning, executing, and evaluating the next stage of the project. Today, the term agile can refer to these values and the frameworks for implementing them. These include the following:
It is an online document that identifies 4 key values and 12 principles that its authors believe software developers should use to guide their work. It was called back then the Manifesto for Agile Software Development and there were 17 developers who called themselves the Agile Alliance.
During the development of the Agile Manifesto, the Agile process contrasts with the traditional process which was the waterfall approach to software development.
In the waterfall approach, developers typically compile the needs and requirements of the users and then build the software all at once. With this approach, the result – the software - is at the end of the project.
There isn’t a more perfect pairing than Agile methodology and no-code. The Agile Manifesto outlined the 4 Values of Agile which fit using no-code development
Since no-code breaks down the skill barrier, everyone can contribute an idea to make the project work. It sets aside the complexities of languages and hard codes so everyone can participate. It fosters communication among team members - technical or non-technical.
Iteration can work faster and keep up with the changing data. MVPs can be launched faster and go through updates and upgrades easier. The visual design helps create a living product that can keep up with the necessary changes.
With its model-based design and visual development environment, low-code accelerates the development process. You can turn an initial idea to working product you can start selling and then rapidly iterating afterwards. Check Twitter and see how many participate in 24-hour product builds and see how ideas can easily turn into software in 1 day.
By launching your product faster and the ability to change easier, adjusting to market feedback can be easier. With no-code, customers can be an active collaborator to the project’s development. Sprints are more productive if no-code is used since testing and updates are not as expensive and time-consuming.
Creating a plan is important in the initial stages. However, it will not dominate the development process. During the agile methodology, the constant iteration is factored in the process and that’s why there are sprints to cover the changes
Consumers almost have limitless options today. What is relevant today might not be relevant tomorrow. Agile in Agile Methodology is about quick reaction and flexibility with technology and feedback. This is exactly what no-code is about. Fast and reliable development that anyone can be a part of.
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