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That's a pretty broad question, and it seems like you have some misconceptions about what "agile" means (although everybody has their own definition). Which parts in particular do you not see the benefit of?
Akanksha Mittal wrote:
I am a developer & have never worked in agile methodology. But whatever I have heard of this process is negative only.
I'm working according to Agile approaches for a decade now, and I'll never go back.
Why do people have to leave documentation
They don't. It's a common misconception that in Agile you produce no documentation.
What is true is that when you switch to an Agile approach, you will quite likely produce less, and different forms of documentation than before.
Documentation as such doesn't actually have value. It only has value when it gets used. And that is because the actual value is in getting the information in the heads of the right people. But documentation is just one way to do that. Often there are alternatives that are actually more effective - face to face communication, close collaboration in a team workspace, "executable documentation" such as a suite of Acceptance Tests etc.
and sit in a room & do just anything & everything.
I haven't yet found a developer who didn't like working in a team room once he tried it.
Not sure what you mean by "doing just anything and everything". Care to elaborate?
I agree it is faster but do not fully agree with any other benefit.
In my experience, being faster is actually not the main benefit of Agile. To me they are
* higher quality
* earlier return of investment
* earlier feedback and quicker reaction to new situations/learning
* more fun
If I would have been in an agile process, I would either have sacrificed my family or left the job!!
Again, not sure what you mean by "having sacrificed your family", or why you think that's what would have happened...
The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way. - Heraclitus