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Agile Adoption and the Survival of the Fittest

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Agile Adoption and the Survival of the Fittest

The continuous evolution fo technology and software development methodologies provides a great example of Darwin's theory of evolution at work.

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We are living in 21st century and have evolved a lot, from transportation, communication, entertainment and everything which is around us today. We all might have read Darwin’s theory of evolution. The gist of this theory is the humans are the most adaptable species among all due to which it survived all the calamities of nature. The process of adaptation is still in progress. Darwin has rightly stated, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”

Today humans are living in every corner of the globe in varied rigid climatic conditions. Some regions are too hot and some are too cold for survival, but humans have adapted those conditions for their need to survive. As time passed, new things evolved and humans adapted everything for their survival and evolved as the strongest.

Today industries are moving from an old working style to a new working style for more productivity and efficiency. We have automated manual work which saved time and money. We have evolved from huge vacuum computers to laptops and are still evolving as smartphones are taking the place of laptops. The days are not far when we will be able to use our smartphones in place of laptops, which saves money involved in infrastructure and increases efficiency. Humans are adapting and evolving technologically to meet the increased demand for efficiency.

In the same manner, the software industry has also evolved and adapted better ways of working. One such example is the use of Agile methodology over traditional development methods. To quote the context, traditional methods provides you different stages to work with a fixed scope which cannot be changed once set. This sometimes leads the product to be outdated in the market due to the time taken for actual implementation. By contrast, Agile provides the opportunity to change the requirements any time during the development cycle and continuous implementation at regular intervals. This does not mean that requirements can be changed abruptly. There are few processes which need to be maintained to accept those changes in between the development cycle.

These days, Agile is being adopted by most development companies as customers need early delivery and acceptance of changes. Agile helps you adapt to better ways of development as it allows you to improve continuously, which ultimately helps in the creation of greater product. As our daily lifestyles are becoming more complex due to complex activities, Darwin’s statement holds true. If we cannot adopt new things, we cannot evolve and survive for long in any industry or life.

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agile adoption ,Agile ,theory of evolution ,survival of the fittest ,software development ,best practices

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