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1. Why Agile? > Enter Agility

Enter Agility

Will agile development help you be more successful? It might. Agile development focuses on achieving personal, technical, and organizational successes. If you’re having trouble with any of these areas, agile development might help.

Organizational Success

Agile methods achieve organizational successes by focusing on delivering value and decreasing costs. This directly translates to increased return on investment. Agile methods also set expectations early in the project, so if your project won’t be an organizational success, you’ll find out early enough to cancel it before your organization has spent much money.

Specifically, agile teams increase value by including business experts and by focusing development efforts on the core value that the project provides for the organization. Agile projects release their most valuable features first and release new versions frequently, which dramatically increases value. When business needs change or when new information is discovered, agile teams change direction to match. In fact, an experienced agile team will actually seek out unexpected opportunities to improve its plans.


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