Unlike many companies that have built tools around a single methodology, Inflectra recognizes that your needs are unique and that our tools need to be flexible and adaptable enough to support a variety of different methodologies.
The manifesto for agile software development has revolutionized the way companies plan, develop, test and release software. Throwing away years of accumulated orthodoxy, agile development methods have now become the accepted way to develop software.
Agile scrum methodology is a project management system that relies on incremental development. Each iteration consists of two- to four-week sprints, where the goal of each sprint is to build the most important features first and come out with a potentially deliverable product.
Lean development practices are based on the lean methodologies that have been used successfully in manufacturing processes. Kanban is a lean software development methodology that focuses on just-in-time delivery of functionality and managing the amount of work in progress (WIP).
Based on the project management processes used in other industries, the waterfall approach to software development follows a sequential set of steps from requirements to release. Organizations that cannot use pure agile methodologies have adapted agile ideas for use in waterfall projects, creating new hybrid methodologies.
One of the limitations of standard agile methodologies is that they are designed to operate primarily at the team level, with product owners, developers, testers, and other disciplines working together as a single team. So when you want to adopt agile practices on large programs or within large organizations, a scaled agile approach may be more appropriate.