Agile software development is shaping the future of AI and ML
Monday, October 30, 2023
Damian Winczewski, Head of Agile at STX Next discusses how agile software development methodologies are shaping the future of AI and machine learning and why they will play a pivotal role in ensuring sustained growth and innovation in AI and ML.
The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) has become widespread for businesses across virtually every sector, and the rapid pace of adoption is showing no signs of relenting: research by McKinsey suggests that AI could enable automation of up to 70% of business activities between now and 2030.
According to Damian Winczewski, Head of Agile at STX Next, the adaptability and customer-centricity of an Agile approach can drive technological progress, providing the basis for continued development of new AI and ML applications.
Agile software development will shape the future of AI and machine learning, says STX Next
"Agile methodologies have long been a driving force in software development. This approach, known for its flexibility, adaptability, and customer-centricity, aligns perfectly with the principles that underpin AI and ML, especially given the rapid evolution of these technologies. The cyclical progression inherent in Agile approaches, such as Scrum, is particularly suited to the dynamic nature of AI and ML projects.
Incorporating Agile into AI and ML projects offers numerous benefits, including swift adaptation to the ever-evolving digital sphere, risk mitigation, fiscal prudence, and enhanced project quality and customer satisfaction. With the rise of distributed teams and the remote work revolution, Agile methodologies have had to adapt to new challenges. Virtual stand-up meetings, collaborative online tools, and asynchronous communication methods have become essential for Agile teams to maintain their agility and productivity.
In addition to remote work considerations, Agile methodologies are evolving to embrace sustainability and ethical development practices, as more and more companies recognize the importance of responsible AI and ML development. Agile frameworks are being adapted to incorporate ethical considerations into the development process, ensuring that AI and ML systems are designed with fairness, transparency, and accountability in mind.
As the software development landscape continues to evolve, Agile methodologies will remain at the forefront of innovation, enabling teams to adapt to changing circumstances and deliver value to users. Whether it's in the dynamic world of AI and ML or in addressing the challenges of remote work and ethical development, Agile is poised to shape the future of software development in exciting and transformative ways," concluded Winczewski.
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