Agile software development is a group of software development methods based on iterative and incremental development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams. It promotes adaptive planning, evolutionary development and delivery, a time-boxed iterative approach, and encourages rapid and flexible response to change. It is a conceptual framework that promotes foreseen tight interactions throughout the development cycle.

Scrum is an iterative and incremental Agile software development framework for managing software projects and product or application development. Its focus is on “a flexible, holistic product development strategy where a development team works as a unit to reach a common goal” as opposed to a “traditional, sequential approach”. Scrum enables the creation of self-organizing teams by encouraging co-location of all team members, and verbal communication among all team members and disciplines in the project.

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Top Tools For Agile Development:

Atlassian Jira/ Jira Agile: This is a tool that allows teams to assign work and organise their structures. The Jira Agile add-on is available for various important strategies.
https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira

Axosoft OnTime Scrum: This is an HTML5-based tool, which allows developers to manage their releases, sprint and backlogs.

LeanKit: It provides status updates and maps using a cloud-based system. These teams can export historical data.

Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server: This is Microsoft’s application lifecycle management server that is used for collaborative development under Visual Studio.

Telerik TeamPulse: This applications is used for managing the requirement and bugs in a software. It makes use of the Microsoft Team Foundation Service,

Rally Platform for Agile Lifecycle Management: This is a cloud-based lifecycle management platform, which allows users to do a variety of stuff. It has custom dashboard and pages that can help in automating various processes.

Planbox: This agile system tracks the progress using integrated user feedback and burndown charts.

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http://www.redmine.org/

https://www.chiliproject.org/

https://trello.com/

 

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