For over a decade, agile methodology has proved to be a panacea to all or any of the developmental ills faced by software developers. This incremental and iterative method of development defined and paved a whole new way for how software delivery worked. This also addresses the issues and prevents missed deadlines caused by rigid methodologies.
Now, with evolving needs,
Is The Traditional SCRUM Method Sufficient In IT Software Delivery?
Insufficient, as the service-oriented delivery of software requires attention to subtle changes. This approach effectively tackles the less apparent challenges of agile methodologies, including continuous collaboration during testing and the time overhead incurred.
Secondly, the price factor of a project incorporating agile methodology is subjective to the process. Once again, this is primarily attributed to addressing scope creep throughout the development process. However, the agile methodology also introduces pricing ambiguity due to a lack of clarity in the incremental build.
Advantage Of CI With Agile Methodology
With Continuous Integration (CI) working in tandem with agile methodology, incremental project development is achieved.
As each team member integrates multiple times daily, these integrations are verified through automated builds, and regression testing is performed to identify any potential errors as early as possible. This eliminates the necessity for constant close collaboration typically needed in traditional agile methodologies, thereby saving time on resource utilization.
With incremental builds generated and delivered, fixed pricing models are often tweaked to realize a common ground with the client.
How STS Does It
In order to eliminate the bottlenecks STS does not classify entire projects under the level of complexity, instead, we break down entire projects into short stories and then classify those under the level of complexity. This practice enables us to reproduce the final deliverable through incremental individual builds, allowing us to visualize the added value.
Furthermore, by incorporating agile methodology with continuous integration of builds, we ensure consistency across builds, even when teams are distributed.
In conclusion, the concept of Continuous Integration with SCRUM enables faster progress by providing teams the advantage of working within a closely-knit domain. Hence, whenever an integration failure is identified, teams can spring into action with not having to travel back to the drawing board to do the root cause analysis.