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Hussein Baghdadi
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Hi.
I have been reading about Scrum development process.
The ideas of this process sound really effective and productive.
Have you worked in a software project developed under Scrum? any stories to share?
Does Scrum collide with XP?
Thanks.
Ilja Preuss
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Our team uses a process that is inspired by Scrum, XP and a number of other Agile approaches.

Scrum and XP aren't in conflict at all, other than regarding some of the terminology. In fact a lot of Scrum software development teams find that they need to implement XP-like engineering practices to be able to be productive inside the Scrum framework.


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Meera Pallath
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I had been working in scrums for the past 3.5- 4 years. Had been doing TDD for the past 3 years. I really like TDD. But in my opinion Agile methodolgy is yet another hype
Deepak Mittal
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Originally posted by Meera Pallath:
I had been working in scrums for the past 3.5- 4 years. Had been doing TDD for the past 3 years. I really like TDD. But in my opinion Agile methodolgy is yet another hype


I have been using Agile methodologies for more than 2 years now and it has changed the way I & my teams develop software. I don't think it is a hype.

Why do you think that it is another hype? Has it not delivered any value to you?
Scott Ambler
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For a full view of an agile development lifecycle, my Agile SDLC article gives a good overview.

And yes, there is a bit of hype around agile approaches by it does seem to work better than traditional approaches in practice.

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Tom More
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As a new QA Manager for a project that is going Agile in a Java environment what processes need be defined? What is the best approach for bringing QA to the table on a 10 person development team that is going to the Scrum model? We have a test automation tool but are weighing the time commitment of introducing it as it has hickups. Any input would be appreciated.
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Nina Niskanen
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Originally posted by Deepak Mittal:
I have been using Agile methodologies for more than 2 years now and it has changed the way I & my teams develop software. I don't think it is a hype.

Why do you think that it is another hype? Has it not delivered any value to you?


I'm also curious about this. I have a similar opinion to Deepak. So far in my projects I've witnessed only positive outcomes of adopting agile practises and values. Sure agile is not a silver bullet, there is no such thing. Agility brings with it its own problems and challenges, but so far I've found that the benefits far outweigh the problems.


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Ilja Preuss
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Originally posted by 6Sigma:
As a new QA Manager for a project that is going Agile in a Java environment what processes need be defined? What is the best approach for bringing QA to the table on a 10 person development team that is going to the Scrum model? We have a test automation tool but are weighing the time commitment of introducing it as it has hickups. Any input would be appreciated.
Thanks


Hi Tom, interesting question. It's quite a big topic that would probably deserve its own thread. Would you be willing to start new one? Thanks!
 
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