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Agile Development Hitting the Mainstream, Report Says

Agile Development Hitting the Mainstream, Report Says

If you’re now building software in short iterations rather than mapping it out fully in advance, you’re not alone. When they talked to developers, 35 percent of those surveyed told Forrester that they use this more agile technique. That number increased to 46 percent when the definition of “agile” was expanded to include rational unified process or spiral methodologies.

According to the report authors, “Perhaps the clearest sign of the mainstreaming of agile is the abandonment of orthodoxy: Teams are puzzling out the mix of methodologies and combining them to fit within their organizational realities, blending agile and non-agile techniques and practices to create a hybrid methodology that fits larger organizations.”

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