Agile Development Team
An Agile Developer typically works as a software and quality developer. Some organizations may also ask Agile Developers to take on other technical and cross-functional roles, such as Developers and Operations (DevOps) and User Experience (UX) designers.
Get the Certified Agile Team Coach (CATC) - I Certification
Agile Developers can participate in Certified Agile Team Coach I (CATC-I) course to improve their leadership skills and increase their potential within their organization. This Agile Developer course gives students the capability to act as a servant leader and help team members deliver greater value to their customers and their organization. The certification content is based on the Scrum Guide and is consistent with popular Scrum Master certifications.
Through the certification process, Agile Developers will learn the Scrum and Kanban framework and gain understanding of team roles, events, and artifacts. Agile Developers will also learn how to be more effective in their role by planning and delivering incremental "Done" tasks for any product.
What is Agile Development?
Agile development is a team activity that allows individuals to increase the value of their work through collaboration and active participation. Agile developers work in “Sprints,” or iterations that are 30 days or less. The most common industry duration is two weeks.
In addition to collaborative participation, Agile Developers use mindfulness a core practice to enable their team members to be present. Each day, team members meet to plan their work for the next 24 hours using a daily Scrum or standup event. They may also use pair development to share and increase knowledge among the team members – particularly knowledge of existing or new technologies and business domains.
Another foundational practice in Agile development teams is continual learning. The end of each Sprint, the team intentionally stops to discover and share what was successful about the project, what challenged them, and what changes they can make in the next Sprint. Imagine implementing Agile development with your team – you would have an opportunity to improve your team’s capabilities 26 times in a year!
Agile development teams often encourage each other to “Learn fast,” as the 24-hour plans and two-week Sprints often lead to short feedback loops. An effective Agile development team will diagnose their own shortcomings by measuring the team’s performance to understand the pace (velocity) of the value they delivered and the defects (impediments) affecting quality. This performance measurement process allows the team to grow and increase the value the provide to each other, their customers, and their organization.