What is Hyper-Agile?
To define Hyper-Agile, we must first understand what traditional Agile is. Agile is a software development philosophy that takes an iterative approach to the completion of a project. It was developed in 2001 by a group of software developers in the form of 12 principles for teams, and became known as the Agile Manifesto. From this declaration, several methodologies have been developed that changed the course of software development to make is less about planning, and more about collaboration and delivery.
The Project Management Institute (PMI) says the Agile approach aims for early, measurable ROI through defined, iterative delivery of product features. This approach allows new ideas or changes to enter the project lifecycle without jeopardizing the end goal. Agile, along with supporting methodologies such as Scrum, are used especially in large projects where important details can easily get lost in the mix.
Agile works best when project team members are all in one location, to enhance communication and collaboration. However, most project teams are transitioning to remote working, making the traditional Agile approach more difficult. Breaks in the process and miscommunication between teams can result in longer project lifecycles.
What makes Agile important for no-coders and Citizen Developers? Even in small project teams, things can get out of hand. Following a process and using the right tools makes a project easier to manage, but where traditional Agile works at one location, something different is needed for the modern workplace. This is where the Hyper-Agile approach helps.
The Hyper-Agile process simplifies the development lifecycle using No-Code Development Platforms and Citizen Developers to produce a business-critical solution tailored to specific needs. The results are shorter iterations and greater use of automated processes to gather requirements, build prototypes and test.
Intact Partners, the creators of ReAccess and PowerLine, created a Hyper-Agile methodology known as Live Application Design and Development (LAD/D), that streamlines 80-90 percent of system design and development. The LAD/D process was specifically created to work in coordination with ReAccess and PowerLine, a no-code development platform that allows citizen developers to create applications in a secure cloud-based environment. LAD/D allows users to quickly design a cloud-based solution in a fraction of the time and without the need for design sessions, scope documents, user stories, or developers.
Compressed timelines and scattered project teams make Hyper-Agile the natural progression from traditional Agile methodologies. Fully automated systems and no-code development platforms allow projects to travel from idea to prototype to finished product in a leaner, more streamlined fashion.