Agile development processes have become popular and seem to be one of the current buzzwords amongst IT folk and project managers alike over the past few years. An umbrella term for several software development methodologies including extreme Programming (XP), Scrum Crystal, DSDM, Lean and Feature Driven Development (FDD);each has its own approach but they all share a common vision and methodology. Dave West, VP Research Director of Forrester has written the following article on why he considers that it's time to take Agile to the next level. Over a third of developers sampled said that agile is their primary development methodology and, though adoption growth has slowed in 2011 compared with previous years, growth continues. However, this overall level of adoption does not necessarily reflect effective adoption that improves outcomes, or even genuine adoption, given that the "water-Scrum-fall" process still plagues many agile implementations. As agile becomes mainstream, agile practices must change. To capitalise on the challenges and opportunities that agile provides, organisations must surround agile with an environment that allows agile practices to grow in value to the business and to streamline the whole process of software delivery. This leads agile into new territories and challenges commonly held beliefs regarding team size, tool usage, and physical location. The result? A series of additional layers on top of the core team-based approach of agile methods.
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