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This section addresses the traditional waterfall development methodology, the agile development approach and a hybrid approach that bridges these two.

The hybrid approach assembles the 'appropriate' processes of each methodology into one that fits the development domain and current application maturity level, resulting in a process flow that produces the desired solution within the leanest development environment.

  • Agile Environment   ( 19 Articles )

    This category examines methods used to help software developers reduce build risk and consistently deliver incremental working solutions to users by completing a user prioritized, uniformly sized set of backlogged businesss requirments while executing immediate work-unit integration across the development team.

  • Waterfall Environment   ( 11 Articles )

    This category examines the traditional waterfall development environment which is typically used to extend or enhance well known,  mature applications or new applications that operate in high risk domains in which loss of life or other catastrophic failure demands a rigorous process.  The waterfall approach and the agile approach may also be mixed to produce a single solution.

  • ITIL - Info Technology Infrastructure Library   ( 3 Articles )

    ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) provides a framework of Best Practice guidance for IT Service Management and since its creation, ITIL has grown to become the most widely accepted approach to IT Service Management in the world.  The key principles of IT Service Management are: (1) Service Strategy (2) Service Design, (3) Service Transition, (4) Service Operation and (5) Continual Service Improvement.

  • AgileWE Hybrid   ( 2 Articles )

    This category examines the AgileWE hybrid software development approach in order to illustrate what processes are pulled from the Agile and Waterfall approaches to form a 'best fit' (lean) hybrid development approach.

  • Misc Mgmt Best Practices   ( 1 Article )

    This category examines miscellaneous management best practices.

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