Why Agile Development is Taking Off in Ghana

Why Agile Development is Taking Off in Ghana

Over the past decade, software developers over the world have adopted a new project management framework known popularly as Agile Development. This framework ostensibly seeks to put the customers first to develop and deploy software that most directly meets customer needs. Simply put, it proposes breaking down the software development process into incremental stages that continuously create increasingly complex versions of software. This entire process is meant to be responsive to changing customer demands. Agile Development has really picked up steam both amongst major software developers and tech start-ups over the years as they look to achieve more with smaller development teams.  In Ghana as well we are seeing a rise in the teaching of agile methods in tech education as well as its use by local developer teams in organizations. So what exactly is ‘Agile’?
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Forget the Government, What Can WE Do to Help Local Entrepreneurs?

ImageIn Ghana we’ve discussed, researched, and held numerous workshops on the challenges in starting a small business in this country, tech-oriented or otherwise. We’ve known for years that the biggest challenge has been the difficulty in accessing affordable credit. However, despite the ‘best’ efforts of our central bank, credit rates remain high and distinctly unaffordable for most entrepreneurs. So the government’s plan so far isn’t working, that’s obvious. But can the private sector do anything themselves about this?

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