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Methodology for Software Development

Traditional vs Adaptive

There are several methodologies of software development that have evolved based on set patterns observed over time. 

Are you looking for more structure in your software development process? The ideal software development approach for your company's line of products mostly relies on the size of your team, your objectives, and other elements. Here is a summary of the most popular and well-known software development processes so you may choose the one that works best for your team.


In reaction to rising dissatisfaction with Waterfall and other rigid, highly structured techniques, the Agile methodology was created. As a result, this methodology accommodates change and facilitates software production more quickly.

An agile approach emphasizes individual relationships and interactions rather than tools; customer collaboration is emphasized throughout the development process; it responds to changes rather than following a set-in-stone plan; and it emphasizes the presentation of working software instead of documentation.

As a collaborative process, Agile focuses on team strengths and efficiency, as well as client and internal feedback. The Agile approach focuses on continuously delivering working, tested, and prioritized features to achieve client satisfaction.


Using the Agile approach, Scrum follows Agile's philosophy and foundational beliefs of collaborating heavily and daily between teams and developers.

Software is developed with Scrum using an iterative approach where the team is at the center. Experienced and disciplined workers on smaller teams may find this methodology the most productive since it requires self-organization and self-management.

Extreme Programming

Another Agile framework, Extreme Programming (or XP), uses best practices in software development to produce higher-quality software. XP allows frequent releases in short development sprints, which encourages change as necessary.

Bringing together principles and practices from manufacturing and extending them to various industries, including software development, Lean is both a workflow methodology and a mindset. Agile is an excellent method for applying development best practices to the real world. Nevertheless, it does not explain how to scale these practices across the org