This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Agile Alliance is like a club for people refusing that software delivering as a fuzy art. I totally agree that the goal in a project is to deliver a working software! and not making tonne of doc and Rose models! Are they all against Rational ?
Rajendra, I found myself these last 3 weeks describing "agile" software development as "cheating legally to win". When I tell people how to play agile, someone in the room almost always comments, "but that's cheating!" So "agile" is finding ways to deliver the software without having to go through some "standard" procedure, i.e., cheating. Hiring good programmers, putting them in a room together, forgiving most of the documentation, letting them talk to users and deliver code every few weeks - those are some of the cheating tactics that agile people use. As soon as we find more, we'll use them. Alistair