Linked by snydeq on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 23:08 UTC
General Development InfoWorld offers a look back at the first decade of agile programming. Forged in February 2001 when a group of developers convened in Utah to find an alternative to documentation-driven, 'heavyweight' software development practices, The Manifesto for Agile Software Development sought to promote processes that accommodate changing requirements, collaboration with customers, and delivery of software in short iterations. Fast-forward a decade, and agile software development is becoming increasingly commonplace, with software firms adopting agile offshoots such as Scrum, Extreme Programming, and Kanban - a trend some see benefiting software development overall
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RE[3]: terrible article
by Troels on Wed 3rd Nov 2010 09:43 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: terrible article"
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Sure the methods can be abused and lead to horrible results, but i don't believe focussing on the burndown or velocity is really all that important.

Sure it is nice to know if you are on track or not, but what really matters IMO is breaking the projects into more mangeable sprints in the first place, dividing the developers into smaller groups that can have rapid communication, and the daily scrums that help catch problems before they get big, and of course the ability to quickly react when conditions change. Communication is the key word.

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