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Agile by the Numbers: What People Are Really Doing in Practice



This talk summarizes the results of 4 years of industry surveys concerning the adoption and effectiveness of agile techniques. Very often the reality is significantly different than the rhetoric presented in mailing lists, in articles, and even in books. Many myths or ideas around Agile are explored, and some are proven false and some confirmed to be true based on survey results.


Scott Ambler works with IBM as Practice Leader Agile Development within IBM Software Group. He has worked in the IT industry since the mid 1980s and with object technology since the early 1990s. He has written several books and whitepapers on OO software development, software process, Agile Model Driven Development, Agile Database Techniques, the Agile UP, and the Enterprise Unified Process (TM).

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Agile 2009 is an exciting international industry conference that presents the latest techniques, technologies, attitudes and first-hand experience, from both a management and development perspective, for successful Agile software development.

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Sep 10, 2009

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  • Pretty shallow

    by Russell Healy,

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    For example: he poo-poos certification, but it's not about the certification, it's about a mechanism to keep the quality of the training high. This is just one example of where Scott doesn't really have a clue.

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    by 峻申 吴,

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    to our chinese or other country's people.can u give us the Presentations' written material?Just english version is enough.We have strong english-reading ability.but it is too difficult to listen english speaking clearly.It is too faster and vaguer for us.

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