Continuous integration (CI) in agile refers to frequently integrating during the build stage of an organization’s software development process. In essence, CI is a DevOps culture that allows organizations to deliver applications that codify high-quality CX much faster. In short, organizations improve developer productivity, deliver releases faster, and detect and solve problems sooner.
5 Benefits of Continuous in Agile
- Continuous Integration Enables Scaling
- Fault Isolation
- Faster Release Rate
- Improves the Feedback Loop
- Improves Communication
CI allows organizations to scale the size of the engineering team, their codebase, and even
infrastructure. As a result, they reduce bureaucracy during code integration and the associated
CI inherently limits negative outcomes in case of an error. Fault isolation helps IT reduce the chances of systemic damage. Consequently, organizations have an easier time maintaining their systems.
CI increases the speed with which development teams release and deliver code. Consequently, software released in the organization becomes more frequent and more reliable.
Your organization needs to make decisions fast. Implementing CI gives you fast feedback, so you can make critical decisions on the fly. Accordingly, IT can iterate products, fix bugs, and test ideas faster.
CI can help improve communication between the dev teams in your organization. Pull request
workflows allow developers to benefit from passive knowledge share. They can look at code written by other developers on the team and even comment on their code. In addition, developers can work together on feature branches as they move through the CI pipeline.