Rapid Application Development & Agile – Part 4

This article looks to discuss Rapid Application Development and the Agile Frameworks. This article looks to discuss some of the options available when moving to an Agile Framework.

The Agile Fundamentals

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Rapid Application Development & the Agile Frameworks

A 59 Seconds Agile Article

If you are contemplating the move to Agile development or already have an agile framework, but it is not delivering the results you expected, here are some of the options available and some key considerations you must take into account when selecting a framework.

The Evolution From Rapid Application Development

Agile is an evolution from Rapid Application Development and Extreme Programming (RAD and XP are still regarded as agile methodologies), and while it can deliver extraordinary results it can also deliver spectacular failures.

Rapid Application Development Failures

However, the failures happen fast; you do not have to sit with a five-year IT project that seems to be going nowhere. Where Agile is not living up to expectations, it is generally due to your company culture and environment and not the framework itself. Let’s start by looking at some of the frameworks out there.

User Stories Applied

A 59 Seconds Agile Book Review

User Stories Applied by Mike Cohn is one of our favourite books on Agile User Stories. The book starts with an overview into user stories, and details what a user story is and the different aspects of them. He then discusses how to go about writing a user story, and provides details of the INVEST criteria that can be used to determine if the story is meeting all of its objectives. Next Mike gives an in depth discussion of who user stories are written for and where to begin when gathering the details for them. The book then discusses acceptance testing user stories, including how to go about specifying these criteria and the responsibilities of the development team and customers during this process.

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Agile Fundamentals

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59 Seconds Agile – The Agile Fundamentals

Our Favourite Agile Books

We found these books great for finding out more information on Agile Scrum: