Agile

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Varieties

Example Techniques

  • JIT – Just-in-Time
  • Code Re-Use
  • Pair Programming

Some values

  • early delivery of working software
  • inspiring visions
  • beauty
  • collaboration
  • self-organization
  • courage
  • visibility
  • trustfulness
  • openness

The 12 principles

  1. Customer satisfaction by rapid delivery of useful software
  2. Welcome changing requirements, even late in development
  3. Working software is delivered frequently (weeks rather than months)
  4. Working software is the principal measure of progress
  5. Sustainable development, able to maintain a constant pace
  6. Close, daily co-operation between business people and developers
  7. Face-to-face conversation is the best form of communication (co-location)
  8. Projects are built around motivated individuals, who should be trusted
  9. Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design
  10. Simplicity - the art of maximizing the amount of work not done - is essential
  11. Self-organizing teams
  12. Regular adaptation to changing circumstances

Switching to Agile

Barriers to Agile

Potentially useful links

  • agileSCOUT - Agile Software Development News

Inspired

  • From here: In regards to time tracking, I agree it is a current reality in many organizations. But it shouldn’t be (it is a soul-destroying activity for both the tracker and the trackee). Instead we need to explore better ways of providing value to customers, perhaps starting with the question” are we selling time or are we selling software?” The idea of selling human work hours reminds me a little too much of slave trading. There are better ways to be.