The phases of the Agile life cycle
There are six distinct stages to the Agile software development life cycle, which are as follows…
In this first stage of the Agile SDLC, requirements, documentation, and plans are set out. What the client wants for their project is carefully considered and used to plan the project ahead. Time, cost, and deadlines may also be considered and decided upon at this stage.
In the inception stage, a software development company will create their team for the job. Team members will be assigned roles and tasks, and the project will be more finely planned.
The iteration stage of an Agile software development life cycle is the most important stage of all. The majority of work will take place within this stage and it is generally quite a lengthy one. We will talk about this stage in more detail in the next section when we discuss the Agile workflow created for the iteration stage.
The release phase includes quality assurance and testing to prepare the product for release to end users. One final iteration is carried out after this testing to ensure the product is ready for final production.
At this stage, the product is live and being used by its target audience. However, the software development team’s job is not done. During this phase, the team will provide ongoing support and will maintain the system. They will check for bugs and flaws, and make sure that the system is running as it should. They may also include updates, upgrades, and new features when necessary.
Finally, the last stage of the life cycle may occur when a product needs to be replaced or it has become obsolete. The software development company may provide support here in terms of closing down the system, removing customer support, and helping with any migration of data to new systems. Even at the end of the product’s life, there is still work to be done.