This article is a basic introduction to Agile software development methodologies and how to apply them. It is about how to work together to achieve a common goal. This is not only suitable for software developers but also for Team Leaders, Project Managers, Product Managers, Development Managers, Testers, QA Managers, QA Engineers, Technical Writers, UX Designers, anyone involved in the delivering software. This article focuses on how technology teams work together well to plan, build, and deliver software. It does not talk about code or specific technologies, or only about Microsoft tools. Hope this will improve your professional life and the effectiveness of your team.

The need for professional behavior: does our industry know what it means to behave? The definition of a software developer: who sits in a room, spends some time, and code comes out. We get very confused about deadlines, dates, estimates, and all of the things we are supposed to be doing, and we do them badly. Now that’s not unusual. Our industry is still young.

Then we introduced the five most important steps:

Step 1: Program Design Comes First

Allocate processing, functions, design the database, define database processing, allocate execution time, define interfaces and processing modes with the operating system, describe input and output processing, and define preliminary operating procedures. Write an overview document that is understandable, informative, and current.

Step2: Document the Design

The first rule of managing software development is ruthless enforcement of documentation requirements.

Step 3: Do It Twice

The second most important criterion for success revolves around whether the product is totally original. If the computer program in question is being developed for the first time, arrange matters so that the version finally delivered to the customer for operational deployment is actually the second version in so far as critical design/operations areas are concerned.

Step 4: Plan, Control, and Monitor Testing

It is the phase of greatest risk in terms of dollars and schedule. It occurs at the last point in the schedule when backup alternatives are least available, if at all.

Step 5: Involve the Customer

It is important to involve the customer in a formal way so that he has committed himself at earlier points, before final delivery.