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Agile software development is a group of software development methods based on iterative and incremental development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams. It promotes adaptive planning, evolutionary development and delivery, a time-boxed iterative approach, and encourages rapid and flexible response to change. It is a conceptual framework that promotes foreseen tight iterations throughout the development cycle. The Agile Manifesto[1] introduced the term in 2001. Since then, the Agile Movement, with all its values, principles, methods, practices, tools, champions and practitioners, philosophies and cultures, has significantly changed the landscape of the modern software engineering and commercial software development in the Internet era. Agile software development
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. Howard van Rooijen's Blog Microsoft Architect Forum The Value of Agile Methods - Slide Deck
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