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A friend sent me the above link to this months Software Development
Times where one of the front page stories was about the decline of RAD
and the rise of Agile.

I have little use for SD Times because it's I see it as basically
being a giant advertisement for various tool developers aimed at CIOs.
 In fact the entire "Rapid Application Decline?" article was
completely tools focused.

However, as I was going through the issue, I found an interesting
article on page 41, "Spreading the Agile Practice" that dealt with
doing agile development using distributed teams.

What really stood out for me was this (admittedly out-of-context line)
that just screamed, "take this endorsement to your CIO"

"... agile development is most effective when Scrum is used in tandem
with Extreme Programming, or XP."

The full paragraph is here.

"The core principles remain the same regardless of
the specific agile process in use; although at the recent
Agile 2007 conference, a number of consultants and
developers mentioned that distributed agile development
is most effective when Scrum is used in tandem
with Extreme Programming, or XP. Scrum provides the
overarching management structure, while XP is in place
at the developer level where the coding is actually done."

That being said, can someone give me a really good argument, or
article,  for the concept that in order to do distributed teams, you
had better be really good with the practices that you are intending to
distribute?

Thanks
 
Malcolm
Posted on Monday, October 15, 2007 5:51 PM Agile Development | Back to top


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