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Project 101 Part 5: What is Agile? Understanding the Basics


Agile is an iterative, adaptive project management methodology that is widely used in software development and IT industries. The methodology is characterized by its flexibility, allowing teams to respond to changes and deliver value incrementally. The key advantage of this methodology is its ability to handle rapidly changing requirements or projects where the end goal is not clearly defined.


The Agile methodology is based on the Agile Manifesto, a set of guiding principles for Agile development. These principles include:

  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

The Agile methodology consists of several key practices, such as:

  1. Sprint: A sprint is a short, time-boxed period (usually 2-4 weeks) during which the team works to deliver a functional increment of the project.

  2. Scrum: Scrum is an Agile methodology that is specifically designed for software development projects. It involves small, cross-functional teams working in sprints to deliver working software incrementally.

  3. Kanban: Kanban is a methodology that emphasises visualising and optimising workflow. It helps teams to identify and remove bottlenecks and improve the flow of work. Kanban is often used in software development and IT operations, but can be applied to other fields as well.

  4. XP (Extreme Programming): XP is an Agile methodology that emphasises the use of short iterations, continuous testing and customer involvement.

  5. Lean: Lean is a methodology that emphasises the elimination of waste and the maximization of value. It is often used in manufacturing, but can be applied to other fields as well.

The Agile methodology is best suited for projects with rapidly changing requirements or where the end goal is not clearly defined, such as software development, IT projects, and product development. However, it's important to note that it may not be suitable for projects with well-defined requirements and a clear end goal.


In summary, Agile is an iterative, adaptive project management methodology that is widely used in software development and IT industries. It is based on the Agile Manifesto, a set of guiding principles for Agile development and it consist several key practices such as Sprint, Scrum, Kanban, XP and Lean. The key advantage of this methodology is its ability to handle rapidly changing requirements or projects where the end goal is not clearly defined. However, it may not be suitable for projects with well-defined requirements and a clear end goal.



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