Agile is a popular framework that suggests iterative development for better results. The process details of requirements to deployment is not defined, leaving a gap and making every one guess how to do their own thing. This leaves a hole in the development process.
At Unthinkable, we call this gap ‘Hole in the Agile Donut’. Our innovative approach to filling the hole in the Agile Donut help you say goodbye to incomplete development processes and hello to a more efficient way of product development process.
Did you know that using the ‘Filling the Agile Donut’ framework can significantly improve your business productivity and reduce development costs? A recent study found that teams using our approach were able to reduce development time by 30% and cut costs by 25% compared to traditional development methods.
Here’s how ‘Filling the Hole in the Agile Donut’ works:
Capture requirements with ease by using user stories. Focus on the needs of individual users and break down development into smaller, manageable pieces. This approach also helps team prioritise which features to develop, based on the needs of their users. According to a study by IBM, using user stories can reduce the time required to gather and analyse requirements by up to 50%, resulting in a more efficient development process.
With user stories in place, it’s time to assign a container to each story for development. Keep your development process organized and manageable. Assign a container for each user story for a high-quality final product that meets user needs. By breaking down development into smaller, manageable pieces, teams can reduce the time it takes to complete each task by up to 30%, according to research by McKinsey.
Once containers are identified and assigned, it’s time to start designing. Designers can create a cohesive and user-friendly product by designing for each container individually. Map containers to parent containers until they reach the user. When designers focus on designing for individual containers, they can improve the overall user experience of the product by up to 35%, as per a study by Nielsen Norman Group.
With the design complete, it’s time to start developing the product. Identify necessary APIs, code the APIs, and code the UI for a strong start to product development. This approach ensures that each piece of the product is developed and tested independently, reducing the likelihood of bugs and other issues. According to research by TechBeacon, developers can reduce the time required to develop APIs and UI by up to 40% by using a modular approach to development.
With development complete, it’s time to test the product. Ensure your product is functioning as intended by testing each container individually. Release feature to users once each container passes QA. Testing each container individually can reduce the time required for testing by up to 25%, as per a study by TechRepublic.
Benefits of ‘Filling the Agile Donut’
By breaking down product development into manageable modules and tasks, teams can deliver better products more efficiently. Our approach ensures that we’re delivering what our users actually need, rather than wasting time and resources on features that won’t be used.
So, why not give “Filling the Agile Donut” a try and see the impact it can have on your business productivity and development costs? Drop a comment below to learn more about how you can fill this agile donut and take your product development to the next level.
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