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Agile software development and Scrum explained

Scrum is one type of agile methodology, which is known for breaking projects down into sizable chunks called “sprints.” Find out how CoreBlue uses this agile approach in their software development.

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At CoreBlue, we believe in the power of Agile software development to deliver high-quality software products to our customers. Our approach is based on the principles of iterative and incremental development, in which we break the project down into small, manageable chunks called "sprints." Each sprint typically lasts for two weeks, and at the end of every sprint we release a working version of the software to ensure continuous delivery and improvement.

One of the key values of Agile development is the focus on customer collaboration. We work closely with our customers to gather their requirements and to prioritize the most important features of the software. This allows us to deliver working software to our customers quickly and to make changes to the software as needed based on their feedback.

A key tool that we use in our Agile development process is the "user story." A user story is a short, simple description of a feature or functionality that the software should provide. For example, a user story might be: "As a customer, I want to be able to log in to the software using my email address and password, so that I can access my account." This user story helps our development team understand the needs and priorities of our customers and ensures that the software we deliver meets their expectations.

Within a sprint, our development team will typically deliver, test, and deploy the scope of that sprint. This allows us to provide our customers with a working version of the software at regular intervals, and it allows us to gather their feedback and make any necessary adjustments to the software.

The Agile development process is based on a set of values and principles that are outlined in the Agile Manifesto. These values and principles include things like customer collaboration, responding to change, and individual and team interactions. The Agile methodology also emphasizes the importance of frequent communication and collaboration among the development team, as well as the need to regularly review and adapt the software development process as the project progresses.

We use the "scrum" framework as a tool to manage our development process. This framework is based on regular, iterative meetings, called "scrum meetings," where our development team meets to discuss the progress of the project and to identify any challenges or obstacles that need to be addressed. We also have dedicated roles such as the "scrum master" and the "product owner" who are responsible for facilitating the development process and ensuring that the team stays on track.

Overall, our approach to Agile software development allows for flexibility, collaboration, and continuous improvement. We believe that by focusing on customer collaboration and responding to change, we can deliver high-quality software products that meet the needs and expectations of our customers.

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