Agile Software Development, 6 Advantages Agile development is a strategy of software development in which the process occurs though short increments. The phases of the development process occur continuously in iterative cycles, involving a requirements phase, design and implementation, testing, and reporting. Stakeholders and designers meet after each increment to discuss what has occurred, re-evaluate requirements and determine priorities. This allows for greater transparency between clients and programmers and clients have greater influence in what is being designed to ensure the product is what they want. The traditional waterfall method general involves the stakeholders at the beginning requirements phase, and then the development company takes over and designs the website. The stakeholders or clients only see the finished product, which may or may not be what they had in mind. There are many advantages to agile development over the traditional models.
1) Agile development reduces the risk of client dissatisfaction
Since the stakeholders are involved in the process the entire time, the agile model reduces the risk that the product will not meet the needs of the client. When the stakeholders are only involved in the requirements phase, they may not see that certain aspects of the design do not work or are irrelevant to their customer base. With everyone working together and continuously re-evaluating, the project is more likely to produce a useable product.