4 Agile Best Practices for Mechanical and Electrical engineering project - ALTEN Group (2023)

Agile methods are now popular in the software development world. However, it is not common to implement this type of iterative approach in engineering, mechanical and electrical design projects. Syncroness, a subsidiary of the ALTEN group, successfully combines the agile method and the industrial V cycle in several space embedded hardware projects. Their innovative approach has been published on AAIA, the largest American community of aerospace engineers.

Until now, the development of critical embedded systems (e.g. trajectory ECUs, etc.) has always been carried out with a rigorous process and clearly defined specifications from the start of the project. Nevertheless, this conventional approach is starting to show its limits faced with the rapid evolution of electrical technologies and changing market demands. The product can be already obsolete upon introduction, because the technology is outdated or the features do not meet anymore the market’s demand.

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The F-16 fighter mission calculator’s computing power doubles and its memory increases by 40 times in the space of a decade.

The agile method (in particular the Scrum) consists in dividing a complex project into several sub-projects. Instead of delivering a complete software in two years, the development team delivers a module or an evolution of the software every one or two weeks. Between each “sprint”, the development team is in contact with the end customer to define what needs and technologies to adopt. This “agility” allows the designer to react quickly to deviations (e.g. new user request, new technology…).

However, can the method be suitable for the design of integrated systems (mechanical and electrical) such as the development of an embedded system? We will therefore look at the differences, from an engineering project point of view, between software development and the design of electrical-mechanical systems.

Software vs hardware engineering: Why Scrum is not compatible?

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As can be seen in the table opposite, electrical/mechanical design has very different constraints from software development.

Prototyping and industrializing equipment is expensive, as is modifying the definition of a system if it affects the test and production phases. Quite the opposite of the computer world.

This explains the conventional approach applied in the industry: extremely clear and well-defined specifications, multiple validation steps between each design phase (e.g. technical specification, architecture, detailed design, test, etc.). This top-down approach, following a rigorous process (V-cycle), minimizes the risk of last-minute changes.

This fundamental difference explains the reluctance of the sector to adopt the Scrum approach, and those who have tried have encountered enormous difficulties (See the publication Case Study of a Mechanical Product Development Team using Scrum).

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Nevertheless, the world of embedded software development has unanimously accepted the agile method already. Syncroness notes the following: given the complexity of modern systems and the need to integrate several skills, a coordinated approach is required to complete successfully development projects. It is no longer possible to adopt two different project methods: for the hardware team on the one hand and the software team on the other.

Four agile method tools applied to mechanical and electrical engineering projects

Under the guidance of its software development team, Syncroness studied how to implement the main principles of the Agile method in different aspects of product design. The advantages are numerous: faster delivery times, better quality of deliverables, risk reduction, continuous improvement, transparency between the development team and the end customer…

After going through a lot of literature, Syncroness engineers discovered that the main principles of the agile manifesto have a lot in common with Lean (a method from the production world). Today, what is currently lacking is practical guidance for how any company or project can start implementing Agile principles without upending their entire product development process.After studying the principles and experimenting with the method in concrete projects, Syncroness identified the four most impactful tools: Incremental development, Visual task boards, Daily stand-ups and Demonstrate value often.

Links between recommended agile tools in the context of a multi-phase engineering project (e. g. phase A = pre-study, C = detailed design)

1. Incremental Development

A key characteristic of agile project execution is breaking up the traditional phased approach into several increments (called “sprints” in the Scrum method). Each “sprint” or increment is operated as a mini V-cycle, with defined objectives and a set of tasks to be performed.

Not only does the team get a regular sense of accomplishment, but also the stakeholders receive tangible value more often.

By prioritizing features, risk is reduced earlier and core features are emphasized, leading to a clearer understanding of project goals.

Finally, feedback is encouraged and can be incorporated before it becomes too expensive to implement.

There are three key meetings that bound and define a sprint: Sprint Planning, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective.

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  • Sprint planning

    This involves determining the objectives of the sprint, its duration and the tasks/features to validate in priority. The goal of each sprint is to demonstrate something tangible during the Sprint Review. Preferably, the goal is to produce a set of features and related functionality. The initial focus is on high-risk aspects of the design and core functionality; this way we are actively reducing risk and building a good framework for the rest of the product. Let us not confuse objective and task. For example, “work on mechanical design” is not a goal. It is a task. A good sprint goal for a mechanical project would be “Demonstrate prototype design of the housing”. Concerning the duration of the sprint, it is up to the team to decide. ALTEN group engineers have found that a 2-weeks delay is appropriate for most engineering projects, although the literature recommends 1-4 weeks.

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During Sprint Planning, a goal is determined, tasks are moved from the Backlog to Approved Work, and the tasks are prioritized. [ME = mechanical, EE = electrical and SW = software]

All the features/components to be developed for the system, and the associated tasks, constitute a list (the “backlog”). This list is evolving. At each increment, according to the defined goal, the development team determines the tasks of the backlog to move in the list of validated tasks. These tasks must be performed during this sprint. In addition, any unfinished tasks from the prior sprint i are automatically pulled into the current sprint i+1.

  • Sprint review

    The sprint review meeting closes out a sprint. This is not as formal as a gated review, but it allows the stakeholders to visualize the progress and deliverables. This demonstration is the key part of the sprint review. Of course, in IT it is easier, for example with an operational mobile application. In hardware, the demonstration of a product can be done with CAD models, mock-ups or working hardware. This is an opportunity for the end customer/stakeholder to give feedback to the development team. With a changing market needs, new requirements can be added, new features are added to the backlog and new goals are defined for the next sprint.
  • Retrospective

    This meeting happens after the Sprint Review, or just after the next sprint has started. The development team can use this opportunity to identify ways to improve the team’s working process. After reviewing the previous retrospective action items, the meeting focuses on the following questions: What went well? What did not go well? What can we improve in the next sprint? The best way to do this is to gather answers in a round robin so that everyone has a chance to express himself or herself. A final question is suggested to gauge team happiness: What is one thing that will make you happier in the next sprint? This question will often find people’s deep-seated concerns about the project.

2. Visual Task board

When the sprint has started, engineers need a tool to communicate within the team about what task they are working on (in case there are dependencies), as well as their status. A dashboard is an effective way to track tasks and communicate status. You can use sticky notes on a wall, but you can also use Excel or digital tools like Trello, Axosoft and Jira.

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Example of a task board for a mechanical design project on Trello (free tool)

All tasks scheduled for a sprint are therefore added to this dashboard. The different columns are:

  • Approved: These are the tasks the team assigned to the current sprint during the Sprint Planning meeting. They are prioritized; the most urgent tasks and unfinished tasks from the previous sprint are on Top.
  • In Progress: These are the cards that the team is actively working on. Whenever a team member starts a new card, they transfer it from the “Approved” column to “In Progress”. To limit inefficient multi-tasking, each team member ideally works on one card at a time, although this is not always possible.
  • Blocked: The progress of certain tasks may be blocked by external or technical factors. For example, a delay in the delivery of definitions or components. The team leader or other members will then have to find alternative solutions to unblock the situation.
  • In review: When a member has completed a task, he moves it to the list “In review”. The reviewer (e.g. system lead, project manager, etc.) reviews the completed work against the acceptance criteria on the card (which we will see immediately afterwards). If the work output meets the acceptance criteria, the reviewer moves the card to the “Complete” column. Otherwise, the card goes back to “Approved” for additional work.
  • Complete: As stated above, cards in the “Complete” column have passed independent review against their acceptance criteria and are closed.

The team’s goal is to move all of the cards through the workflow, from “Approved” to “Complete”. Each task in a sprint should last between half a day and three days, have an explicit definition when a task is done. Breaking up tasks takes a little bit of practice. Tasks that are too big or inadequately defined may suffer from the “80%” or “almost” done syndrome, and inhibit quick progress and demonstration.

For example, high-level tasks in hardware design may be “Design the housing” or “Design the circuit board”.

However, if we break down the tasks, it would look like this:

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Example of task breakdown (left) and an example of a card associated with a task (right).

When using a Visual task Board, we recommend creating a card for every task. This card contains information about the task such as title, description, owner, subtasks and acceptance criteria. As an option, the card can also be tagged with a discipline (mechanical, electrical, etc.) and project-specific fields.

With this dashboard system, there is no ambiguity around whether a task is complete and thus speeches such as “it’s 90% over” are avoided. Blocked tasks tend to be an eyesore on the board, which encourages escalation and resolution. Each completed task demonstrates visible and incremental value for the stakeholders.

3. Daily Stand-ups

They are brief daily meetings carried out by the team (standing) in order to determine possible dependencies and the follow-ups that result from them. The objective is to identify problems quickly in order to solve them as early as possible. It is very easy in theory, but in reality, you can get to that very rapidly:

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There are a number of best practices to make daily stand-ups smooth running and useful:

  • Set the proper cadence: some projects do not require a daily meeting.
  • Limit the meeting to 15 minutes.
  • Use the project manager or system engineer to ensure these meetings: they are the ones who have the overall view of the project and the product specifications in mind.
  • Structure the meeting: 15 minutes is short, so each member should be focused on answering the following questions: “What have you done since the last stand-up? “, “What are you working on next? “, “Is anything blocking?”
  • Look at the task board: this is not the time to manipulate it; it is up to the members to do it later. The meeting allows everyone to see the impact of task status on the work of others.
  • Book a follow-up meeting.

To carry out the daily stand-up, you must absolutely avoid sitting, having an outdated dashboard, being off topic, or having too many people involved.

4. Demonstrate value often

Our goal in product development is to deliver value to the stakeholders as quickly and inexpensively as possible while still creating a quality product.

With traditional development approaches, by the time the stakeholders sees a deliverable, many decisions have been made and locked into the design. If the stakeholders disagree with the design team’s decisions, this could leads to arguments about changing requirements,… That is why Syncroness uses the concept of “Demonstrate value often”:

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  • Demonstrate: This is an actual demonstration of the latest features at the end of a sprint. It does not have to be a production-ready demonstration – any demonstration of the product deliverables adds value.
  • Value: “All project value is embodied in its deliverables.” A deliverable is any tangible item that contributes to the commercialization of a new product. A document, a drawing, a decision, a report, a prototype, a piece of hardware or software, etc. Deliverables are outcomes of tasks and activities.
  • Often: By doing demos often, we have a regular opportunity to get face time with the stakeholders. The development team can frequently compare their design with the needs of the client. The design is made more robust throughout the project.

What form can a deliverable in electrical and mechanical systems engineering take?

  • Mechanical design: Brainstorming sketches, renderings, CAD mock-ups, analysis or rapid prototypes.
  • Electrical: schematics, analysis, layouts, breadboards, or prototype PCBAs.
  • Both: vendor selection, bill of material, cost estimates, or lead time estimates.

Each of the items above represents an incremental improvement in the evolution and understanding of the final product design. With the many deliverables that we confront the client with, we reduce risks and uncertainties, without having to build an expensive prototype.

The rate of increments is based on the demonstration of an integrated prototype / evolution of the prototypes of a connected water filtration system

In the field of embedded systems, integrated prototypes play an extremely important role.

Their construction allows the team to understand better the actual assembly, system behaviour, interactions between different skills, interface compatibilities, etc.

Matching the demonstration of these prototypes with the Sprint reviews requires some early planning, as the pace differs between embedded software development, mechanical design and electrical design teams.

2 examples of engineering projects carried out by ALTEN using these Agile methods

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Syncroness, a subsidiary of the ALTEN group, has been able to carry out several embedded system development projects using the Agile approach described above. In particular, ALTEN group engineers have developed, from start to finish, an engine controller for a space manufacturer specialising in deployable antennas and solar panels, and critical avionics systems for the launcher industry.

  • Satellite – engine controller: A new customer proposed to Syncroness to design, fabricate, assemble, test and deliver an Engineering Demonstration Unit (EDU) and a Flight Model (FM), with a 7-month deadline and a fixed budget. The product must be extremely reliable, of high quality and must meet the rigorous requirements of the American aerospace industry (AS9100 standard). In order to respect these constraints, Syncroness decided to approach the project with Agile methods. The “demonstrate value often” approach has enabled us to maintain a relationship of trust with this new customer. The greatest validation of this process was the customer feedback that “the controller continues to be a rock of reliability” throughout the testing and delivery of the overall product.
  • Launcher – avionics: Syncroness has also used the Agile approach to develop a Launch Sequencer for sun-syncronous orbit satellites, or even the development of spacecraft avionics hardware. The customer was satisfied with our methodology and progress in developing their critical embedded systems, despite an “aggressive planning”.

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Thanks to the application of this methodology, the engineers of the ALTEN group were able to develop the hardware within the time and budget allocated. The advantages of Agile methods applied to an engineering project are:

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  • Faster product development
  • Higher quality deliverables
  • Continuous risk reduction
  • Enhanced collaboration both within the development team and with stakeholders
  • More transparent and accurate project status

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What are the four core practices of the Agile approach? ›

Four values of Agile

individuals and interactions over processes and tools; working software over comprehensive documentation; customer collaboration over contract negotiation; and. responding to change over following a plan.

What are the 5 Agile projects? ›

Those of you familiar with traditional project management will recognize these phases as mirroring the Initiate, Plan, Manage, Control, Close phases.

What are the 3 4 biggest challenges to the management of projects using agile methodologies? ›

Agile challenges and how to beat them
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  • Lack of planning. ...
  • Change resistance to agile. ...
  • Legacy HR practices. ...
  • Taking a waterfall approach to agile rollouts.
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Which Agile methodology is best? ›

Scrum is the most popular and widely followed Agile methodology worldwide. The Scrum framework was designed to address two critical pain points of software development; speed and changing client requirements. In this approach, the software development project is executed in phases, each phase known as a Sprint.

How many types of agile are there? ›

There are 5 main Agile methodologies: Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming (XP), Lean Development e Crystal.

What are the 5 lifecycle steps of an Agile project? ›

When followed and implemented properly, Agile helps teams deliver high-quality software on time and on budget. The beauty of Agile is realized throughout a series of five stages, known as the software development lifecycle: Ideation, development, testing, deployment, and operations.

What are the six stages of Agile methodology? ›

It contains six phases: concept, inception, iteration, release, maintenance, and retirement. The Agile life cycle will vary slightly depending on the project management methodology chosen by a team. For example, Scrum teams work in short time periods known as sprints, which are similar to iterations.

What are the main stages in Agile project? ›

What are the 6 steps in Agile project management?
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  • Product roadmap creation. ...
  • Release planning. ...
  • Sprint planning. ...
  • Daily stand-ups. ...
  • Sprint review and retrospective.
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What are the 6 Scrum principles? ›

The six principles are:
  • Control over the empirical process. In Scrum, the empirical process is based on observation of hard evidence and experimentation rather than theory. ...
  • Self-organization. ...
  • Collaboration. ...
  • Value-based prioritization. ...
  • Time-boxing. ...
  • Iterative development.
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What is Agile model example? ›

Examples of Agile Methodology. The most popular and common examples are Scrum, eXtreme Programming (XP), Feature Driven Development (FDD), Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM), Adaptive Software Development (ASD), Crystal, and Lean Software Development (LSD).

How do you use Agile project practices? ›

How to Implement Agile
  1. Step 1: Get stakeholder buy-in. ...
  2. Step 2: Start with one project. ...
  3. Step 3: Focus on empowering and motivating your team. ...
  4. Step 4: Choose a framework and stick with it. ...
  5. Step 5: Revise and adjust.

What is Agile scrum methodology? ›

Agile scrum methodology is a project management system that relies on incremental development. Each iteration consists of two- to four-week sprints, where the goal of each sprint is to build the most important features first and come out with a potentially deliverable product.

Why Agile model is best? ›

There are many advantages of Agile methodology for project management. Agile methods can help teams manage work more efficiently and do the work more effectively while delivering the highest quality product within the constraints of the budget.

What are the 5 methodologies? ›

Below is a list of 5 popular project methodologies and when they should be used for maximum efficacy.
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  • Kanban. Although Kanban is technically an Agile framework, it is widely regarded as its own methodology. ...
  • Lean. ...
  • Waterfall. ...
  • Six Sigma.
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Is agile a methodology? ›

The publication of the Agile Manifesto in 2001 marks the birth of agile as a methodology. Since then, many agile frameworks have emerged such as scrum, kanban, lean, and Extreme Programming (XP). Each embodies the core principles of frequent iteration, continuous learning, and high quality in its own way.

How many agile principles are there? ›

There are 12 agile principles outlined in The Agile Manifesto in addition to the 4 agile values. These 12 principles for agile software development help establish the tenets of the agile mindset.

What are 5 adapting requirements in Agile? ›

He introduces the five steps necessary for any successful agile transition, as expressed by the acronym ADAPT: Awareness, Desire, Ability, Promote, and Transfer.

What five things best Characterise agile methods? ›

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  • Continuous Adaptation. ...
  • Focus on Collaboration. ...
  • Greater Transparency. ...
  • Test Early and Often. ...
  • One Step at a Time. ...
  • Self-Motivated Workforce.
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Why Agile methodology is used? ›

The approach prioritizes quick delivery, adapting to change, and collaboration rather than top-down management and following a set plan. In Agile processes, there is constant feedback, allowing for team members to adjust to challenges as they arise, and stakeholders an opportunity to communicate consistently.

What is Agile lifecycle model? ›

Agile SDLC methodology is based on collaborative decision making between requirements and solutions teams, and a cyclical, iterative progression of producing working software. Work is done in regularly iterated cycles, known as sprints, that usually last two to four weeks.

Is Agile a SDLC? ›

Agile is a methodology following an iterative approach used for project management purposes. SDLC is a process of design and development of a product or service.

How do you start an Agile project? ›

How to Run an Agile Project
  1. Assign your team. Your project team will include a Scrum master, a product owner, and any other team members you need to develop, produce, and test the end product.
  2. Document requirements. ...
  3. Create your sprints. ...
  4. Plan and execute your sprint. ...
  5. Host a retrospective. ...
  6. Repeat steps four and five.

What is difference between Agile and Scrum? ›

The key difference between Agile and Scrum is that while Agile is a project management philosophy that utilizes a core set of values or principles, Scrum is a specific Agile methodology that is used to facilitate a project.

What are the 4 values of Scrum? ›

Scrum Values
  • Commitment,
  • Focus,
  • Openness,
  • Respect, and.
  • Courage.

What are the 5 pillars of Scrum? ›

What are the five Scrum values? The five Scrum values are commitment, focus, openness, respect, and courage. According to the Scrum guide, “Successful use of Scrum depends on people becoming more proficient in living these five values.”

What are four key practices of Scrum? ›

Below are a few scrum methodology best practices if a development team is considering adopting scrum in their organization.
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  • Sprint Plan and Requirement Refinement. ...
  • Start Sprint and Stand-Ups. ...
  • Burndown Chart. ...
  • Timeline. ...
  • Sprint Review/Retrospect.

What is Agile in simple words? ›

At its simplest, Agile simply means continuous incremental improvement through small and frequent releases. The term Agile is most commonly associated with software development as a project management methodology.

Where is Agile used? ›

Any of these project teams can benefit from using Agile: Teams handling fast-changing deliverables, such as technology products. Teams working on projects that evolve or do not have clear scope and requirements at the beginning. Teams working closely with customers and other external parties throughout a project.

What is the step 4 for implementing Agile? ›

Step 4: Sprint planning

Then, it's as simple as using one of the Agile methodologies to work through them (which we'll cover more in-depth below). Who should be there? Sprint planning in Agile is done by the product team but should include input and guidance from the product owner, project managers, and scrum master.

Which two quality practices apply to Agile teams? ›

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Is Agile project management? ›

Agile – a project management approach based on delivering requirements iteratively and incrementally throughout the life cycle. Agile development – an umbrella term specifically for iterative software development methodologies. Popular methods include Scrum, Lean, DSDM and eXtreme Programming (XP).

What is the most important in agile project? ›

According to the Agile Manifesto, the more important values are individuals and interactions, working software, customer collaboration, and responding to change. Agile organizations use processes and tools, appropriate documentation, contracts, and plans to support the more important values.

What are the 12 principles of Scrum? ›

The 12 Agile Principles: What Are They and Do They Still Matter?
  • Early and Continuous Delivery of Valuable Software. ...
  • Embrace Change. ...
  • Frequent Delivery. ...
  • Business and Developers Together. ...
  • Motivated Individuals. ...
  • Face-to-Face Conversation. ...
  • Working Software. ...
  • Sustainable Development.
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What is the first agile principle? ›

Agile Principle 1: Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable product.

What are the 7 principles of testing? ›

The seven principles of testing
  • Testing shows the presence of defects, not their absence. ...
  • Exhaustive testing is impossible. ...
  • Early testing saves time and money. ...
  • Defects cluster together. ...
  • Beware of the pesticide paradox. ...
  • Testing is context dependent. ...
  • Absence-of-errors is a fallacy.

What is agile Productivity? ›

Simply put, agile is incredibly effective for productivity because it helps keep everyone focused on one task at a time. That's precisely what teams need to do in order to complete large scope projects. If they try to do too many things at once, they will ultimately fail from being overwhelmed and disorganized.

Is kanban an Agile? ›

Kanban methodology is an agile method that aims at continuous improvement, flexibility in task management, and enhanced workflow. With this illustrative approach, the progress of the whole project can be easily understood in a glance.

Why is scrum called scrum? ›

The term scrum is borrowed from rugby, where it is a formation of players. The term scrum was chosen by the paper's authors because it implies teamwork. The software development term scrum was first used in a 1986 paper titled "The New New Product Development Game" by Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka.

What is core agile practice? ›

Four Values of Agile

These are the four core values stated by the Agile Manifesto: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools. Working software over comprehensive documentation. Customer collaboration over contract negotiation. Responding to change over following a plan.

What are core focus areas of agile? ›

  • Understand the team composition. The key to this is remembering one important fact: not all people are the same! ...
  • Identify the barriers to change. With change comes resistance but the reasons for it vary. ...
  • Create a collaborative, user-focused environment. ...
  • Integrate continuous monitoring and feedback.
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What is a core principle behind the Agile methodology quizlet? ›

What is a core principle behind the agile methodology? Continuous delivery of valuable. software.

What are 4 values of Agile? ›

The Four Values of The Agile Manifesto
  • Individuals and Interactions Over Processes and Tools. ...
  • Working Software Over Comprehensive Documentation. ...
  • Customer Collaboration Over Contract Negotiation. ...
  • Responding to Change Over Following a Plan.
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How do you use Agile project practices? ›

How to Implement Agile
  1. Step 1: Get stakeholder buy-in. ...
  2. Step 2: Start with one project. ...
  3. Step 3: Focus on empowering and motivating your team. ...
  4. Step 4: Choose a framework and stick with it. ...
  5. Step 5: Revise and adjust.

What is the first Agile principle? ›

Agile Principle 1: Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable product.

What are the 3 pillars of scrum? ›

Understand Scrum

If you carefully scrutinize scrum, you will find again and again the three pillars of empirical process control: transparency, inspection, and adaptation.

What is the main goal of agile? ›

Simplicity: The goal of Agile modelling is to make concepts and processes simple to understand. It is meant to make software development easier and to set up clear guidelines for developing models. Feedback: Early and frequent feedback reduces confusion and the need for unnecessary rework.

What is Agile planning process? ›

Agile planning is a project management style with an incremental, iterative approach. Instead of using in an in-depth plan from the start of the project—which is typically product related—Agile leaves room for requirement changes throughout and relies on constant feedback from end users.

What is the most important in agile project? ›

According to the Agile Manifesto, the more important values are individuals and interactions, working software, customer collaboration, and responding to change. Agile organizations use processes and tools, appropriate documentation, contracts, and plans to support the more important values.

What is agile and example? ›

Agile is an iterative approach to project management and software development that helps teams deliver value to their customers faster and with fewer headaches.

What are the most important components of agile? ›

The 4 core values of Agile are:
  1. Individuals and interactions over processes and tools. ...
  2. Working software over comprehensive documentation. ...
  3. Customer collaboration over contract negotiation. ...
  4. Responding to change over following a plan.
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Which of the following is true for Agile projects? ›

Answer. Answer: Answer: Teams that stay true to the spirit of Agile are self-organizing. They divvy up work that needs to be done.

What are the four values of the Agile Manifesto quizlet? ›

The four values of the Agile Manifesto
  • Individuals and interactions over processes and tools.
  • Working software over comprehensive documentation.
  • Customer collaboration over contract negotiation.
  • Responding to change over following a plan.

What are some of the tactics concepts you can use to implement Agile mindset? ›

Here are a few components of the Agile Mindset that have to be cultivated by the members of the organization which enhances the Agile environment.
  • Respect. ...
  • Collaboration. ...
  • Improvement cycles. ...
  • Learning cycles. ...
  • Pride in Ownership. ...
  • Focusing on Delivering Value. ...
  • Ability to adapt change.


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