Other Agile Development Methods

Many people have only heard of XP or think that agile development is XP. This is a pity, because there are other agile methods that have a lot to offer. In an environment where a team emphasizes agility and continual improvement in capability through regular retrospectives and experimentation with methods, the other agile methods are an ideal source of ideas and practices. My favorites are:

  • Adaptive Software Development [Highsmith 1999] and Agile Project Management [Highsmith 2004a]

  • Lean Development [Poppendieck and Poppendieck 2003]. Lean development is inspired by lean manufacturing [Womack and Jones 1996].

  • Feature-Driven Development [Palmer and Felsing 2002].

  • Crystal [Cockburn 2001] [Cockburn 2004].

  • SCRUM [Schwaber and Beedle 2001].

  • Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM) [Stapleton 2003]. DSDM introduces a healthy business focus to agile techniques.

  • Agile Development Ecosystems [Highsmith 2002] contains a good summary of agile development and agile methods.

Sustainable Software Development. An Agile Perspective
Sustainable Software Development: An Agile Perspective
ISBN: 0321286081
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 125
Authors: Kevin Tate

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