Although we have developed software for over 60 years, software vendors and IT departments alike are still unable to deliver products with predictable outcomes and costs. According to the 2003 Standish Group CHAOS report, software development success rates have increased to a whopping 34%. Standish estimated total waste at $55 billion. There are tremendous opportunities for improvement in the way we manage the development of software.
Today like never before the pressure is on to do more with less. At the same, existing processes remain bureaucratic and impede success. The Agile Alliance has introduced several new promising ways of software development under the banner of "Agile Software development". The major methodologies include Extreme Programming (XP), Scrum, Crystal Methods, Lean Development, Dynamic System Development Method, Feature Driven Development, and Adaptive Software Development. The core philosophy of these methodologies is to create a software development environment that embraces change, customer collaboration, and quality.
SDForum spotlights Agile Software Development. At the Agile Summit, you will learn:
The fundamental concepts behind Agile
How Agile methodologies improve software project success
How Agile methodologies compare to each other
How IT organizations have evaluated Agile and how it might fit into your organization
Agile development trends
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