There is a need to identify and analyse links between conceptual teamwork components to establish informative cause-effect relationships. Identification of influence factors is also needed for this analysis purpose. The understanding of software productivity is still tied to old concepts that are not linked to the complexity and innovation demanded from agile development teams. This gap hampers the industry ability to effectively manage software productivity. A better understanding of the factors influencing teamwork productivity can enable project management team to more effectively allocate their resources, provide better support, increase motivation, and enhance team worker’s commitment to productivity improvement.
In this kind of Methodology, Software Development would be done in short iterations and involves creating builds regularly. Every build is taken, tested and feedback is given to the developers frequently. In general, agile methodology is an attempt to reduce the risk and increase the productivity by developing the product incrementally in short cycles. Agile Testing In agile process, testing evolves at the kickoff of the project and continues throughout the project lifespan. In this kind of testing, there is no detailed requirement documentation or specification.
More over, traditional test automation tools don’t work for an Agile context because they solve traditional problems, and those are different from the challenges facing Agile Automation teams. Automation in the early stages of an agile project is usually very tough, but as the system grows and evolves, some aspects settle and it becomes appropriate to deploy automation. So the choice of testing tools becomes critical for reaping the efficiency and quality benefits of agile. Challenge 3: Script Development Phase The Automation testers, developers, business analysts and project stakeholders all contribute to kick-off meetings where “user-stories” are selected to next sprint. Once the “user-stories” are selected for the sprint, they are used as the basis for a set of tests.
Apart from that, we can say that The RAD (Rapid Application Development) model prescribes certain phases in software development and also as a set of tool that allows speedy objects development, graphical user interface, and reusable code for client/server applications . 4.2. The Objective of Rapid Application Development (RAD) The objective or main purposes of Rapid Application Development (RAD) are the following: • To ensure user need can be filled effectively with low maintenance cost (Low Cost). • To ensure high quality system meet the business requirement when it begin operation (High Quality). • To ensure the products can be developed faster with the short period of time (High Speed) • Aims to build a working system rapidly  4.3.
Use them to help you think about your programming activities and to help you imagine better ways of doing things. You won’t be able to look at a line of code and say that it violates one of the metaphors described. Over time, the person who uses metaphors to illuminate the software development process will be perceived as someone who has better understanding of programming and produces better code faster than people who did not use them. Indeed we use metaphors to express emotion, to explain things. We use them to make our descriptions more vivid and alive and sometimes they are just used to entertain.
“Problems and hindrance in Implementing Agile Scrum methodology of product development in Information Technology Industries.” Introduction: The agile project management (APM) methodology which is commonly used in industry is Scrum (1). They are a means to develop a software in a short duration of time giving prime importance to the individuals within a team and agile methodology. Effective and collaborative decision are taken by the fewer members of the team. The member can change their roles to gain new experience thereby making the team flexible and adaptable to every situation. Often, problems are faced by many IT service provider organizations face moving from Waterfall Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) in practice.
- Conduct end-user training—At this point, end-user training should be in full swing. Although most of this work is usually performed by a separate team, you should plan on training material validation tying up some core team resources at a time when you would like to see them 100% focused on the Realization phase. - Create and update end-user procedures and role descriptions—These activities are closely linked to organizational change management efforts and probably will involve the efforts of your firm’s internal control and audit functions. - Manage ABAP and custom code development. - Conduct the final integration test - Conduct business acceptance testing Final Preparation Phase (pp.180-181) The Final Preparation phase is all about how to make the organization and production system ready for go-live and include delivering end-user training; conducting technical make-ready tasks such as regression testing; establishing and updating production system change management; backup, restore, and disaster recovery procedures and other
In RAD model the components or functions are developed in parallel as if they were mini projects. The developments are time boxed, delivered and then assembled into a working prototype.this works quickly and gives customers something to see and use and to also give feedback.this developments high cost projects allowing them to be in mass detail and have high availability of designers for modeling to make it the best it can be Advantages . Reduced development time this means it doesn’t take as long as other models to develop so it's up and running quicker for the customer . Increases reusability of components these means there is a good chance that the components can be reused . Quick initial reviews occur reviews are quickly done so feedback is given back to the
Checking code quality can be as simple as running your thumb through the code; however, application quality problems are difficult to detect until components have been integrated with components from other tiers in the build process. This means they’re often detected at the last stage of integration testing, causing delays, frustration, and potentially, business
(Oracle, n.d.) The user-driven innovation related to the ability of integrated system to change, which allows the tailoring of processes based on user expertise, instead generic process flow. Secondly, process efficiency across an organization attributed to automation of transactional, expense reporting and administrative duties and tasks, this foregoes the requirement of manually performing the tasks. Thirdly, improved visibility in regards to informational data flow accessible real-time from various sources, allowing informed decision to be made quickly. (Oracle, n.d.) Lastly, IT cost savings and time as integrated systems diminish the requirement of managing multiple systems, required to conduct business