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The Business Value of Agile Software Methods by Saya Sone, Hasan Sayani, David Rico

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Benefits of Agile Methods

The benefits of agile methods consist of tangible and intangible advantages. Communication quality is an example of an intangible benefit and revenues and profits are examples of tangible ones. Agile methods yield many intangible benefits, such as customer satisfaction, teamwork, sustainability, and market responsiveness. However, we're going to focus on the tangible economic benefits of agile methods. There are two ways to improve the economic posture of organizations: (1) increase revenue through advertising or developing a product that satisfies a market need and (2) reduce development and maintenance costs.

Agile methods were created to increase revenues and profits. This is done by collaboration and interaction, ...

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