1. No plan on Agile projects: this is untrue as you need to plan for proper coordination of work when using Agile. If you must finish the project within a short space of time, it surely needs proper planning, and with the help of tools such as the burndown chart, it gives you an estimate of how much work remains, and this ultimately tells whether you are still on track or off-track.
2. Projects on Agile get delivered sooner: well, that’s what agile is all about. To get projects delivered as early as possible, unlike the traditional waterfall method where it takes much time before delivery. However, necessary repetitions of delivering interim deliverables may be done to produce a higher quality product.
3. Agile is a lot easier for the client: This is just a way of looking at Agile. Looking from another angle gives you how harder Agile can get as clients need to get involved in developing requirements.
4. Agile is an ill-disciplined and sloppy way of developing: this is quite contrary to what Agile stands for. Agile’s engineering practices such as test-driven development, automated builds, and continuous integration create a very transparent and efficient way of product building.
5. Tracking progress on Agile is difficult: the transparency with which Agile works is a green pointer for its ability to show project progress as time goes on. Through the daily Scrums and the burndown charts, one can easily know what the developer is up to for the day.
6. There are no needs for testers in Agile Development: no doubt, this information is incorrect by all standards of Agile development. One amazing feature of an Agile method is to blur the very distinction between testing and developing. Meaning, there are quite a few numbers of tests carried out on Agile development.
7. There is a need for Scrum Master Certification to implement Agile: there is no denying that possessing this certificate will undoubtedly help as Scrum tells half the total Agile story. It focuses on more management practices employ such as product backlogs, sprints, and allocating roles to different stakeholders.
It is crucial to note that these misconceptions are not something to be taken as guidelines when opting for Agile development.
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