Agile Development: Mainstream Adoption Has Changed Agility
Trends In Real-World Adoption Of Agile Methods
January 20, 2010
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In the past few years, Agile processes have not only gained increasing adoption levels; they have also rapidly joined the mainstream of development approaches. And while more organizations are adapting to Agile conventions, Agile is also adapting to the workplace. Perhaps the clearest sign of the mainstreaming of Agile is the abandonment of orthodoxy: Teams are puzzling out the mix of methodologies and combining them to fit within their organizational realities, blending Agile and non-Agile techniques and practices to create a hybrid methodology that fits larger organizations. Other changes, such as new team dynamics and the redefinition of roles such as the business analyst, show the genuine force behind Agile adoption. It's time for software development professionals to stop sitting on the fence where Agile is concerned. According to those who have successfully adopted Agile, the benefits are well worth the effort, and with the recent dramatic increase in Agile adoption, the probability of working in or with an Agile team has increased for everyone.
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Table of Contents
- Agile Adoption Goes Mainstream
- Teams Are Changing To Support Agility
WHAT IT MEANS
- Agile Becomes Mainstream — But Not Without Some Changes
- App Dev Professionals Should Blend Agile Methods To Meet Their Own Needs
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