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What agile tools do you need?

Agile development requires agile online tools and solutions to effectively manage projects. The great news is that Mendix has agile principles implemented throughout the whole process to help with agile sprint planning. Thus, you do not need to do a lot of analysis and buy new tools to manage agile projects.

However, if you have already bought other agile tools, such as the popular Jira, you can easily integrate your tools using our APIs. Think of the the Mendix Modeler as a small part of the whole picture in development. The Mendix project environment embraces the agile principles and sprint planning, and is designed for the business and IT to effectively collaborate together. Here are some the most important components of the agile sprint planning process within the Mendix platform.

Team Collaboration

Applications are never developed in a vacuum; it is a team effort. Everyone involved in app development has a different role to play, from agile requirements gathering, to developing, to testing and using the application. Thus, team collaboration is the key to successful development and the most challenging component of agile development.

When you get started with a Mendix project, you can invite team members. Within the platform, you can assign different roles and responsibilities to your team members. Based on the roles, they will have limited or extensive access to the platform components. For example, an end user will only have access to the user story board and can provide feedback on the application. A SCRUM master will have access to everything and be able to make development changes in the Modeler and deploy packages.

In addition, you have full flexibility and can create new roles that are tailored to your organization and project needs. For example, you can create a subject matter expert role or a DevOps engineer and customize exactly what each role should have permissions to.

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