[Novalug] 13 February 2010 NOVALUG Meeting Info
greg at pryzby.org
Fri Jan 22 09:07:36 EST 2010
Currently the meeting is scheduled for Herndon Fortnightly Library. However
we are in the 'small' room. I am looking at options.
I DO have a projector (large and heavy, but one I can use going forward).
We might be able to meet our a new space, but no internet or chairs are in
the space at this time.
Agile Software Development.
Adaptive software development processes were introduced as early as 1974 as
a new way to develop software. These were called "lightweight" models but
they never dominated the software industry. But it wasn't until the
that agile software development started to be considered as a replacement to
mainstream "heavyweight" models traditionally aligned under the Waterfall
model, and considerable time, money and effort taken to further develop
These new models or processes such as Scrum (1995), Crystal Clear, Extreme
Programming (1996), Adaptive Software Development, Feature Driven
Development, and Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM) (1995) have
recently (2001) been brought under the Agile Methodologies umbrella and an
effort undertaken by 17 leading figures in the field of agile software
development to codify these principles under the "Agile Manifesto".
This talk will discuss the pros and cons of waterfall methods and agile
development methods and what types of issues/problems they solve/create.
Agile use is growing, as it does provide greater customer feedback more
rapidly, but this does come at a cost.
Also, we will talk about other Agile processes, but since I don't have my
finished yet (I'll keep this section as a surprise) and as I am (more)
familiar with Scrum then other Agile methods, my discussion will focus on
After my talk I will provide to the list links to various sites with great
information. I will not be providing copies of my talk.
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