Introduction

Agile methods have been around since 2001 with the Agile Manifesto publication.

Agile differentiates itself from the old waterfall method, where changes to the plan never happened along the way.

There is a common perception that agile methodologies only apply to software development companies.

This perception is incorrect which has become proven by enterprise companies adopting this method for all kinds of projects.

In this blog post, we will cover 3 reasons agile is great for IT infrastructure.

What is Agile?

What is the Agile Manifesto?

Published in 2001, the Agile Manifesto includes a set of twelve principles:

  • Agile processes promote sustainable development.
  • The sponsors, developers, and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.
  • Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility.
  • Simplicity – the art of maximizing the amount of work not done is essential
  • The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams
  • At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly.

What are the different parts of an agile project?.

Two examples of agile methodologies are SCRUM and SAFe.

They define a framework that you can use to become more agile in your business.

Agile projects include:

  • Planning
  • Implementation
  • Review
  • Retrospect

Example of a SCRUM Agile methodoligy project.
An example of a SCRUM project.

Why Agdiwo believes agile works with IT infrastructure

Most software companies are moving to a service-based approach, also called evergreen.

Some examples include:

What this new delivery method means is that they will continuously be updated with new features.

We also call this Evergreen since they always will be fresh and feel current.

In larger organizations, these new features will need to be tested in a continuous manner, i.e. DevOps.

Conclusion

Instead of seeing agile as a fad, try to embrace it.

New ways of working are always difficult, but they improve organizations with new ideas.

Get in contact with us at Agdiwo if you want to learn more about how agile can help your organization transform your IT infrastructure projects.

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