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Agile is a frequently used methodology applied to the management of software development projects. It is an iterative rather than linear approach which focuses on continuous improvement via collaboration, customer feedback, and small, rapid releases. It is also a cross-functional process that runs throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC), with demands and solutions evolving through the collaborative effort of self-organizing and cross-functional teams and their customers.

The Agile methodology is intended to improve software quality and responsiveness in an environment of changing customer requirements. It promotes high customer involvement, rapid feedback loops, continuous testing, iterative planning, and close teamwork to deliver working software at frequent and tightly orchestrated intervals.

Some widely used Agile methodologies include:

  • Scrum
  • Lean Software Development
  • Kanban
  • Extreme Programming (XP)
  • Crystal
  • Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)
  • Feature Driven Development (FDD)


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