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12th Principle Focus on The Regular Adaptation

“At regular Intervals, the Team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly.”

The agile development process assumes a regular adaptation. The professional agile team permanently adjusts its organization, relationships, and rules. They know for sure that the environment, market, and requirements are always changing, and thou the project has to be changed with that environment to remain agile.

One of the good things about the Agile approach is that it doesn’t treat the risk as a separate area to be managed. The Agile development is all about the risk management. And the regular adaptation helps a lot. By delivering in short increments and getting feedback, the team reduces the risk of building the wrong product. And, at the mean time, it helps to eliminate the useless stuff and to get down to the business of building working software.

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In traditional Waterfall approach, the development team is waiting until the end of the project to present the post-project review. While working in agile, it emphasizes continuous review. The biggest difference between these two approaches is that the team members can constantly give feedbacks to other members of the team or to process at any point in time.

Short incremental releases make all issues visible early, so that the customers, stakeholders, and product team can quickly respond to change. The clear visibility helps to ensure that any necessary decisions can be taken at the earliest possible opportunity.

The agile teams start each iteration by measuring the project’s effectiveness and weigh the benefit realized by moving on the action. The agile process assumes trying to be as flexible as possible, so inspection and adaptation secure the overall project from a great number of repetitive issues.

Agile means to be flexible, so this approach simply can’t be carved in stone. Inspect and adapt continuously to prevent repetitive issues.

In agile software development, testing is integrated continuously throughout the development lifecycle. Nevertheless, there is no separate test phase as such. This leads agile developers to close engagement in testing and writing automated tests to validate the performed code.

The overall aim of this principle is to keep the product releasable during the whole process of development, so it can be delivered to the customer in a proper way, at a proper time.