Iterative Development

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Sohrab Salimi

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Definition of Iterative Development:

Iterative development means to work with iterations which are smaller and more manageable components of a project. Iterations are essential in Agile methodologies such as Scrum for producing a potentially shippable product.

Synonyms for Iterative Development:

Incremental Development

Use of Iterative Development:

In iterative development, Scrum teams design, develop, and test their code or product in repeated cycles. After each iteration the team gathers feedback from users and stakeholders and uses those insights to create the next iteration of the product. Iterative development allows teams to inspect and adapt their processes, which leads to continuous improvement (Kaizen).

Benefits of Iterative Development:

  • Maximizes customer satisfaction.
  • Adds value to the product or service.
  • Enables faster delivery of working software, services or products.
  • Leads to continuous improvement (Kaizen).

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