DeveloperWorks a worldwide resource for developers. Agile software development. Agile software development is a set of principles for software development in which requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams.
It promotes adaptive planning, evolutionary development, early delivery, and continuous improvement, and it encourages rapid and flexible response to change. Agile itself has never defined any specific methods to achieve this, but many have grown up as a result and have been recognized as being 'Agile'. The Manifesto for Agile Software Development, also known as the Agile Manifesto, was first proclaimed in 2001, after "agile methodology" was originally introduced in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
The manifesto came out of the DSDM Consortium in 1994, although its roots go back to the mid 1980s at DuPont and texts by James Martin and James Kerr et al. History Howard van Rooijen's Blog Microsoft Architect Forum The Value of Agile Methods - Slide Deck. Here is the slide deck I presented at the Microsoft Architect Forum yesterday.
I've included the notes I wrote for those who want links to books and tools I mentioned. Keep an eye on Colin's blog for the first half and his responses to the questions raised in the Q&A session. The last project I worked on had two major deliverables To deliver a new inventory management system for the client To mentor and train their developers, who had no previous .NET or OO experience but were AS400 / Cobol programmers.
The biggest improvement we found in the quality of their code was after we started exposing them to solid engineering practices. Agile Methodologies Articles. InformIT is your destination for all things Addison-Wesley Professional and your trusted technology source.
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