Everyday BeanMachine seeks to uncover better ways to provide development services and solutions for our clients. We’ve come to understand that software is fluid and it is agile development methods that take advantage of this property. When implemented, Agile can truly optimize the development process.
The Waterfall Method was created in 1970. The process is derived from Henry Ford’s 1913 assembly line innovations. It provided certainty to each step, as in a production line, to guarantee that the final product matched the initial blueprint.
The process always began with rigorous documentation. Systems were built under the assumption that they would never change. Waterfall’s rigidity became an Achilles heel in the dotcom area where we began to see speed and flexibility as requirements and demands.
Development tools began to change rapidly in response to new consumer demands. Developers began to question the Waterfall Method and look for ways to be more efficient. In 2001 a group of software developers came together and realized they were collectively practicing development differently than the classical Waterfall Method. They came up with the Agile Manifesto.
Today, skills and ability to innovate have become strategically more important than the ability to complacently take orders. If you create cross-functional teams that are adaptive, collaborative, and responsive to customer needs you can increase productivity and deliver better results. This is what BeanMachine is all about and the process we deploy for your project.