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Agile Foundations - Principles, practices and frameworks by Peter Measey

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INTRODUCTION

From 11 to 13 February 2001, 17 software development gurus from different fields and method frameworks gathered at a retreat in Snowbird, Utah. All attendees were sympathetic to and driven by the need for an alternative to documentation-driven, heavyweight software development processes and the problems that these posed, such as late and over-budget delivery of less-than-satisfactory products.

From this meeting came the agreed ‘Manifesto for Agile Software Development’ (see Section 1.2), which is still the basis for the development and delivery of Agile frameworks and provides the single definition of ‘Agile’ that all these frameworks align to.

So what is Agile and what are its foundations?

  • Agile is a collection of evolving delivery ...

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