5 Popular Types of Agile Frameworks

Vikrant Shetty

August 4, 2023

4:14 pm

The Specific approach towards managing, planning, and executing work can be termed an Agile Framework. However, no single framework can be taken as the best approach for your team. To figure out the best agile framework for your organization, many factors should be kept in mind, such as the maturity of Agile, and goals within your organization. Let’s briefly discuss the frameworks to figure out the best for your organization.

Lean Framework

Lean is commonly mistaken as Agile or vice-versa. However, Lean is considered a  framework. Even though both can be used subsequently as being in similar terms of features, both aren’t the same. In the 20th century, the Japanese developed a set of managerial principles known as Lean Manufacturing to ensure efficiency and value. The initial principles of lean manufacturing are as follows:

●        Continuous Improvement

●        Value identification

●        Creating a Pull System

In simple terms, the concept of Lean was broken down into different sets of principles:

●        Optimization

●        Waste elimination

●        Fast delivery

●        Quality buildup

Kanban Framework

What is Kanban? Well, it’s a type of framework that originated from Japanese culture and language. Kanban means ‘visual or signboard’ in the Japanese language. The concept of Kanban is connected to the just-in-time approach. The framework helps in enhancing visibility among the members of the team. Moreover, this creates for the team to be able to see what is happening and how can they prepare for the upcoming task. Kanban mostly focuses on 3 principles and that is:

●        Kanban focuses on creating boundaries for the team regarding the amount of work to be done and completed. Furthermore, the team to not over-commit additional work and maintain a healthy environment.

●        To visualize the work that is needed to be performed at a given time frame.

Scrum Framework

Over the last few years, scrum is one of the most popular frameworks that has been widely used. The framework was used to develop different kinds of services and products that appeal most to your organization. However, Scrum focuses on breaking down a project into small parts named ‘sprints’ which are managed and planned one at a time. The Scrum framework generally focuses on the processes as followed:

●        Daily Scrum synchronizes the daily process of the work via a meeting.

●        Before the initiation of the next sprint, each sprint is reviewed for feedback and changes to be provided.

●        An estimated wishlist is created by the product owner, later identified as the product backlog.

●        The master will be responsible to maintain the focus of the team. 

Extreme programming Framework or XP

It is one of the foremost Agile frameworks out there. The participation of both customers and developers should exhibit a higher degree of participation in the procedure. In addition to that, the customers will be responsible to inspire the development of the products via testimonials. Furthermore, the developers will update every set of software with the help of feedback provided. The method followers a certain set of principles as followed:

●        Endurance

●        Simplicity

●        Communication

●        Feedback

●        Uniformity

Alternatively, while discussing the XP framework some demerits conjointly exist. As this procedure depends on both the customer and the developer, proper discipline from all parties is needed for success. 

Crystal

This popular framework maintains its main focus on talents, skills, people, communication, and interaction so that the development of the best possible software can be delivered ultimately. As a result, communication undoubtedly plays a vital role in the framework to constantly reflect the necessity to bring a certain amount of efficiency in the process. However, if the team is scattered in different areas and reflection through communication isn’t possible then the results will be unsuccessful. A crystal framework is a small group that includes the process:

●        Crystal Clear (up to 8 people)

●        Crystal Red (20-50 estimation)

●        Crystal Yellow (10-20 people)

●        Cristal Orange (50-1000 people team) 

Conclusion 

Agile is more vibrant than the traditional approach termed as waterfall, and this makes agile to be greatly responsive to feedback and changes. Different types of Agile frameworks mentioned above can produce different types of results for your organization. Traditional framework procedures were very linear and hence it was extremely predictable and slow. Certainly, that creates limitations as a result, such as slow responses toward market change.

Vikrant Shetty

August 4, 2023

4:14 pm

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