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Is Google Going Agile?

Is Google Going Agile?

In a recent blog post, Google’s Anthony Laforge announced, “Running under ideal conditions, we will be looking to release a new stable version about once every six weeks, roughly twice as often as we do today.” Although the post never mentioned the word “agile” a number of commentators pointed to practices mentioned in the post as proof that Google was going agile.

Google has been reluctant to use the word “agile” to describe its methodology. Darin Fisher, a software engineer who worked on developing Chrome has previously explained, “Some might say certain elements seem like Agile programming, but we didn’t specifically say let’s use this methodology; we just said we’d do what seems right.”

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