Agile software development describes an approach to software development under which requirements and solutions evolve through the collaborative effort of self-organizing and cross-functional teams and their customer(s)/end users(s).

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Epics, User Stories, Themes, and Initiatives: The Key Difference and Examples

If you have ever developed any software or are just planning on doing so, chances are that you’ve heard the words “epic” and “user story”. You’ve likely also seen epics and user stories in a budget estimation received from an IT outsourcing company, in case you’ve ever requested such. This is because both terms are…

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Why release management is important in the software development cycle

The end goal of any software development is a successful release of the ready made solution.  The release is one of the most important and anticipated events in the software development lifecycle. Preparing for release can take a lot of time and effort, involving the entire team and stakeholders. So the question is – can...

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story points

Tech

Agile Development 101 – Story Points Estimation Guide

Frankly speaking, humans are really bad at making estimates. Especially, absolute estimates. Which is why estimation is often called an Art of Guessing. Fortunately, agile story points are here to fix this.

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product roadmap

Tech

Product Roadmap: What It Is and How to Build One

To make a brilliant app idea a reality, you not only need a bunch of professional programmers. Organizing teamwork and establishing effective communication are equally important aspects that have a significant impact on the final results. This is especially applicable if you plan to build a complex solution and a development process is expected to be...

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Staircase like Waterfall Model

Business

How to Enhance Waterfall Software Development Model with Agile

The world is speeding up and being in touch with the market requires from entrepreneurs to act fast and respond to new challenges swiftly. Meanwhile, the waterfall software development model frequently depicted as a brake that slows the progress. While more and more companies praise a customer-centric approach they are trying to make software products...

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Fixed Price VS Time and Material pricing model

Business

Fixed Price vs. Time and Material Pricing Model

There are two main questions that each client asks prior to starting development of software product: How fast it can be done and How much it’ll cost. While each company prepares time & cost estimation, there are no possible ways to come up with exact figures that will remain intact until the end of the...

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Business

Value Stream Management and It’s Importance

If you are a founder or CEO of a company, you will undoubtedly attest that innovation and software implementation are a top priority for any business. It is the software that helps improve the company’s performance and stay ahead of the competition. Today’s top priority is transforming the way software teams work and the value...

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Scrum benefits

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Scrum: What It Is And Why It’s Incredible

When it comes to software development, a final result is always influenced by numerous factors. The first things that pop up in minds are budget, expertise of software engineers, time limits, efficiently set workflow and effective communication between a client and a development team. Yet, there is also one aspect that is as important as...

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Scrum vs Agile vs Kanban vs waterfall vs xp vs lean

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Scrum vs Other Methodologies

You have probably already heard a lot about Scrum being the most efficient methodology for software development. However, nowadays, there are a lot of other frameworks that help teams organize their work — all having their pros and cons. And it’s not always easy to see the differences between them and figure out what would...

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Scrum Team? Sprint, Product backlog

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Scrum in a Nutshell: How It Works

Scrum has already proved to be one of the most effective methodologies for managing a product development process. It helps teams set a workflow and make the work on a project as productive and efficient as possible. We have a separate article explaining what Scrum is, the philosophy behind it and its main benefits for...

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