Agile methodology is a series of approaches to software development and ways of managing small IT development teams and projects. It is effective methodology and excellent alternative to waterfall and traditional sequential development.
Agile is effective methodology aimed at the minimization risks by division a development process on the series of short cycles called iterations, that typically last 2-3 weeks. At the end of each iteration, the team executes the reevaluation the priorities of development. Preferring direct communication face-to-face, the agile methods reduce the amount of written documentation in comparison with other methods.
There are few agile methodologies, the most popular are:
- Dynamic systems development method (DSDM) - an iterative and incremental approach of software development which includes continuous customers involvement;
- Feature-driven development (FDD) is a lightweight methodology the main goal of which is to develop of real, working software in a set time frame;
- Extreme programming (XP) - is a method which lets improve software development and create software capable to effectively respond to the changing requirements;
- Scrum - the most popular and widely used agile development method which is a flexible development strategy when a team works as a unit for achievement a common goal.
ConceptDraw PRO extended with SCRUM Workflow solution from the Project Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is a powerful diagramming and vector drawing software, ideal for quick and easy designing various diagrams, charts, mind maps and schematics illustrating software development using Agile methodologies, and in particular Scrum methodology.
Example 1. Agile Methodology
To help you easy design diagrams, SCRUM Workflow Solution offers 8 libraries with numerous collection of scrum design elements and vector objects:
- Scrum Arrows
- Scrum Artifacts
- Scrum Charts
- Scrum Clipart
- Scrum Diagrams
- Scrum People
- Scrum Workflow
- Scrum Workspace
Example 2. Scrum Design Elements
Follow few simple steps to design any diagram with SCRUM Workflow solution:
- drag required objects from the libraries and organize them,
- type the title and text,
- use Line, Fill, Shadow, and Text tools to format diagram objects.
Example 3. SCRUM Workflow Solution in ConceptDraw STORE
You can also benefit from the collection of well thought-out, bright and attractive samples offered in large quantity by SCRUM Workflow solution at ConceptDraw STORE. You can open any of them in ConceptDraw PRO and change something according to your needs to get already new diagram which can be then successfully used at your work.
Example 4. Agile Methodology in ConceptDraw PRO
This sample was created in ConceptDraw PRO software using the SCRUM Workflow Solution and illustrates Agile methodology. An experienced user spent 10 minutes creating this sample in ConceptDraw PRO.
Use the tools of SCRUM Workflow Solution for ConceptDraw PRO to create your own professional looking diagrams, schemes, mind maps and infographics for Scrum and Agile related projects fast, easy and effective.
All source documents are vector graphic documents. They are available for reviewing, modifying, or converting to a variety of formats (PDF file, MS PowerPoint, MS Visio, and many other graphic formats) from the ConceptDraw STORE. The SCRUM Workflow Solution is available for all ConceptDraw PRO v10 users.
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SSADM DiagramThe vector stencils library SSADM from the solution Systems engineering contains specific symbols of SSADM diagrams for ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software. The Systems engineering solution is contained in Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
The example below illustrates the waterfall model used in SSADM. This model involves 5 stages of developing a product such as requirements specification and its' analysis, design, coding and testing.
Picture: SSADM Diagram
UML DiagramWhile developing software, it is very important to have a visual model, because it helps to represent the logic and the architecture of an application. Experienced engineers use UML diagrams to denote relationships between classes and their instances. UML is a general language for a set of diagrams like deployment diagrams, object diagrams or use case diagrams.
This diagram represents UML class diagram used for a software system development using an object-oriented method. Class diagrams are categorized as static structure diagrams that depict the physical structure of a system. Class diagram divides a software system's structure into "classes". Classes are defined by the methods and variables of objects. UML Class diagram is used to depict relationships and source code dependencies between objects.
Picture: UML Diagram
Scrum boardConceptDraw diagramming and vector drawing software extended with SCRUM Workflow solution from the Project Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is an ideal scrum tool and powerful software for creating pictorial and professional-looking Scrum board for easy tracking the workflow, for facilitating daily synchronization and productivity improvement.
Picture: Scrum board
Scrum process work items and workflowTeams working with Scrum methodology use the product backlog items (PBIs), bug work item types (WITs), reports and dashboards. SCRUM Workflow solution for ConceptDraw PRO software offers collection of samples, variety of predesigned objects, clipart and graphic elements, a set of Scrum process work items and workflow which are developed for agile teams working using Scrum.
Picture: Scrum process work items and workflow
Flowcharting SoftwareConceptDraw PRO extended with Flowcharts Solution from the "What is a Diagram" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is a perfect flowcharting software which can be used to effectively: make a flowchart, realize flowchart construction, represent flowchart steps, create process flow models, describe flowchart processes, design data flow diagrams, and a lot more.
Picture: Flowcharting Software
ScrumWhat is Scrum? Scrum is the famous agile software development methodology which depicts an iterative and incremental approach for the work on the complex projects. Use ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with SCRUM Workflow solution to draw various types of professional-looking Scrum Charts, Scrum Workflow Diagrams, Scrum Mind Maps, Scrum boards and attractive Scrum Infographics.
Contoh FlowchartData visualization is an important part of any software design. To understand how diagrams can improve your work, you can use examples of flowcharts that can be easily found on Internet. Flowcharts represent processes as sequences of steps written in appropriate symbols.
Launching a website is a complex process. ThereвЂ™s a lot to accomplish, and multiple people who need to participate. This flowchart can be helpful in planning and prioritizing tasks, making the process well-organized and clear for both developers and customers. This example flowcharts was build using ConceptDraw Flowcharts solution. It is really handy and helpful for starting any website project. It includes the set of milestones, and activities that can be easily customized and applied to any individual project.
Picture: Contoh Flowchart
Types of FlowchartsA flowchart is a simple but very functional tool when it comes to understanding a workflow or to removing unnecessary stages from a process. When drawing flowcharts, keep in mind that there are four common types of flowcharts, like document flowcharts and data flowcharts that show control over a data or document flow over a system. To show controls on a physical level, use system flowcharts. In addition, to show controls in a program, you can draw a program flowchart.
This flowchart diagram represents the piece of an article editing process, that involves the author and editor. It was created using the Basic Flowchart notation that consists from the basic flowchart symbols. The start and the end of the process are indicated with "Terminator" symbols. The "Process" symbols show the action steps consisting from making edits and searching for a compromise, when the author does not agree with the suggestions of the editor . The "Process" symbol is the general symbol in process flowcharts. The "Decision" symbol indicates a branching in the process flow. There are two branches indicated by a Decision shape in the current flowchart (Yes/No, Disagree/Agree). This basic flowchart can be used as a repeating unit in the workflow diagram describing the working process of some editorial office.
Picture: Types of Flowcharts
Scrum workflowConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with unique SCRUM Workflow solution from the Project Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park allows fast and easy design professional-looking Scrum Workflow Diagrams and Scrum workflow scheme for projects required when working on projects and managing them, when developing software with cutting-edge Agile methodologies.
Picture: Scrum workflow
Introduction to Cloud Computing ArchitectureThe best way to visualize the introduction to Cloud computing architecture is to create diagrams and schematics representing what is a cloud computing and how it works. For their design, we recommend to use a powerful ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software supplied with Cloud Computing Diagrams solution from the Computers and Network area of ConceptDraw Solution Park
Picture: Introduction to Cloud Computing Architecture