Applying Agile Practices to Improve Software Quality
Category: White Papers
Increased frustration with failed software projects coupled with the need to keep up with rapidly changing business needs is driving software development organizations to revisit the way they go about building software. Agile development has emerged as one possible solution to the woes of the software industry. Agile enthusiasts claim significant increases in the quality of their software while detractors cite instances where rapid development and loose structure lead to decreases in quality. This happens because not all ‘agile’ is created equally. Some agile practices are more likely, when implemented correctly, to impact quality than others. This article discusses specific agile practices which have been proven to have a positive impact on quality and offers practical advice about how best to implement them to maximize their impact on quality.