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Agile Development and Business Goals by Joe Gee, George Stragand, Tom Wheeler, Bill Holtsnider

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Chapter 9 Other Software Development Approaches

Chapter contents

  • Introduction 162
  • Simplified Evolution of Software Processes 164

Introduction

A frequent frustration for business and programmers alike comes up very early when discussing any software process.

The question goes like this:

“I have good programmers and a business need. Why do I have to do anything except put them in a room and tell them to get to work?”

It is an important question; nobody wants to drag around a lot of extra administrative costs for no reason. So the real question is:

“What do I need from my development team and how do I get it?”

Delivery

Developing software is an enormous investment. Good programmers are not inexpensive, and systems of any size take ...

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