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 DIAGRAM 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 DIAGRAM 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 DIAGRAM /p>
This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software using the SCRUM Workflow Solution and illustrates Agile methodology. An experienced user spent 10 minutes creating this sample in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM
Use the tools of SCRUM Workflow Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM 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 DIAGRAM users.
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Fishbone, Ishikawa or Cause and Effect diagram helps understand the reasons of completed or potential actions by structuring their causes in smaller categories. Also, one can use it to see how the contributing factors are related to each other. In everyday company routine, a Cause and Effect diagram is helpful with a number of regular activities like brainstorming, project management, and problem solving.
How to Construct a Fishbone Diagram? Construction a Fishbone diagram in professional diagramming software ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is more easy than you think. Just use the predesigned vector elements from the Fishbone Diagrams library for Fishbone Diagrams solution or one of plenty Fishbone templates and examples, and you will get a Cause and Effect diagram in minutes.
Picture: How to Construct a Fishbone Diagram
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Picture: CCTV Surveillance System Diagram. CCTV Network Diagram Example
Any information system receives data flows from external sources. In order to visualize them there is a list of data flow diagram symbols that describes how the system components cooperate. If you want to create a data flow diagram, ConceptDraw DIAGRAM Solution Park has DFD Library that contains both Yourdon and Gane-Sarson notations.
This figure shows the content of vector libraries, delivered with ConceptDraw solution for data flow diagram (DFD). There are three libraries composed from about 50 vector objects used to make data flow diagrams.
They include a complete set of objects utilized by Yourdon-Coad and Gane-Sarson notations - two primary notations that are apply for data flow diagramming. Also, one can discover additional "Data flow diagram (DFD)" library that provides a data flow diagram elements for designing level 1 and context-level data flow diagrams.
Picture: Data Flow Diagram Symbols. DFD Library
A 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
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Picture: Org Chart Diagram