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Question about book title and contents

Helana Neumann
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Hello!

Please excuse my ignorance, but does the "Agile" in the title of the book (and therefore contents) refer to a specific software called "Agile," or is the word used in a more general sense, as descriptive of a type of efficient code-building?

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Helana
[ September 23, 2008: Message edited by: Helana Neumann ]
Alaa Nassef
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Nope. Actually agile is a group of software methodologies (can be regarded as a model) that promote development iterations, open collaboration, and process adaptability throughout the life-cycle of the project. It chooses to do things in small increments, with minimal planning, rather than plan at length. This helps to minimize the overall risk, and allows the project to adapt to changes more quickly. There is also an emphasis on stakeholder involvement. Meaning at the end of each iteration, the stakeholder is consulted about the product and comments are noted. Please look at this wikipedia article for more details.


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arulk pillai
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...as opposed to the big bang traditional approach known as waterfall.


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