The Agile methodology is a popular project management approach for software development and implementation. Many software development companies are adopting one or more of the methods included under the Agile canopy, because of its numerous advantages. The Agile methodology has flexibility of scale; it can be used for small as well as large projects. This is because of the following three reasons:
A. Agile is an approach and not a set of prescribed methods and techniques for software development, so developers are free to select the methods and techniques that suit their team size and project specifications.
B. Agile can be tailor-made to suit business specifications and project requirements.
C. A suitable Agile method can be picked from compatible Agile methodologies such as Test Driven Development, Crystal, and Adaptive Software development.
However, it should never be thought that Agile is a free-for-all. Agile’s canopy covers only those methodologies and techniques that integrate with its core principles. Agile is a tool which has to be put into practice with discipline and a strict adherence to the core values and principles of the Agile Manifesto.