What is “Agile” exactly?
Agile software development is a group of software development methods in which solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams. It promotes adaptive planning, evolutionary development, early delivery, continuous improvement, and encourages rapid and flexible response to change.
The Manifesto for Agile Software Development, also known as the Agile Manifesto, was first proclaimed in 2001, six years after “Agile Methodology” was originally introduced by the preeminent software engineers of the late 80’s and early 90’s.

The Agile Manifesto is based on 12 principles:

  1. Customer satisfaction by early and continuous delivery of useful software
  2. Welcome changing requirements, even late in development
  3. Working software is delivered frequently (weeks rather than months)
  4. Close, daily cooperation between business people and developers
  5. Projects are built around motivated individuals, who should be trusted
  6. Face-to-face conversation is the best form of communication (co-location)
  7. Working software is the principal measure of progress
  8. Sustainable development, able to maintain a constant pace
  9. Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design
  10. Simplicity—the art of maximizing the amount of work not done—is essential
  11. Self-organizing teams
  12. Regular adaptation to changing circumstance

Vehikl is a partner in Fibernetics Ventures. Leveraging the Fibernetics national telecom infrastructure, Vehikl’s team of developers utilize “Agile” for their client’s projects.

Projects like Fongo Works are revolutionizing how Canadian businesses communicate. Fongo Works is a free, cloud-based phone system that offers small businesses the freedom of free national calling, voicemail, and a customized auto-attendant all using existing cell phones. The Vehikl team was tasked with consulting on full end-to-end delivery of user interface design, front-end development, and back-end development.

Piscimetrix is an online performance benchmarking system that allows aquaculture producers to improve their performance and profitability by allowing them to confidentially compare data with other producers in the sector. Vehikl acted as technical co-founders on this project, working closely with scientific staff to turn their sophisticated algorithms into an intuitive web-based application.

Vehikl has found it is the best way to satisfy their customers by keeping them involved and engaged throughout the development cycle. As co-founder Chris Keithlin said, “The agile manifesto guides our work and our engagements with clients. This leads them to be partners rather than enemies.”
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