The “Agile” star is born
Each methodology/process/activity is different, but they fit into a “Agile frame work”. Each of respective forums came together and framed this Alliance.
Some of the Agile methods are discussed in other sections , some of the active ones are XP, SCRUM, TDD, Lean Development, Crystal
The Agile Core Practices:
1. Iterative development
2. Automated testing
3. Continuous Integration
4. User stories
5. Customer Involvement
The Agile Manifesto: Result of meeting happened in 2001 between Agile Leaders:
We are uncovering the better ways of development of software by developing and doing the same
• Individual and interactions “instead of” Process and Tools
• Working Software rather than comprehensive documentation
• Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
• Responding to change rather than following the plan
The leaders are: [Their bio-data is located “http://agilemanifesto.org/authors.html” Kent Beck [XP, Mike Beedle [SCRUM], Arie van Bennekum, Alistair Cockburn, Ward Cunningham, Martin Fowler, Jim Highsmith, Andrew Hunt, Ron Jeffries [XP], Jon Kern, Brain Marick, Robert C Martin, Steve Mellor, Ken Schwaber [SCRUM], Jeff Sutherland [SCRUM], Dave Thomas
Where and when we can use Agile?
[Note: This need to be reviewed]
->There is no hard and fast rule, where to use?
->The process is mostly seen in the “start-ups” and “telecom”, “embedded” and various other areas[ which I have very little exposure out of the above areas ]
->Where you cannot see much light, building reactor or something based on the idea
->Complicated central and state “heavily” funded projects
->Military exercises and R & D projects.