Going Agile shifts the focus of gathering application requirements from detailed specifications to user stories, and that's the biggest obstacle to success, according to a recent survey of companies making the leap.
Time.com last month featured a video that provides an interesting glimpse of Facebook developers interacting during a daily Scrum meeting.
Add the FBI to the list of federal government agencies that are reportedly failing to correctly implement Agile software development practices -- a move mandated by the Obama administration.
Exactly what Agile software development means and how it should be implemented came under unusual scrutiny in government circles recently as two federal agencies squabbled about delays in a project.
Expert Lisa Crispin offers her top tips for successful agile development and testing.
In mid-November CollabNet announced ScrumWorks Pro 4.5, an Agile project management tool that can be hosted in the cloud.
While Agile methodology is growing in importance, a recent survey of European companies indicates that the traditional "waterfall" method will retain its position as the dominant development strategy.
A survey conducted earlier this year by two Swedish graduate students indicates companies have difficulty in picking the right Agile tools in a highly fragmented market and often resort to relying on simple "tangible" tools such as whiteboards and paper.
Parasoft recently announced it has added manual testing integration to its Concerto for Agile software development and management tool.
Here's a roundup of recent news of note in the Agile industry.
That's exactly what Scotland's University of St. Andrews dev team did -- here's how.
Seapine Software recently announced a new version of its quality assurance/testing software that includes the ability to load test Web applications as part of the Agile development process.
OutSystems this week released version 5.1 of its Agile Platform, featuring "1 Click" provisioning designed to help developers quickly get projects up and running on Amazon's EC2 cloud computing service.
Application lifecycle management (ALM) provider Collabnet rolled out a new version of its flagship TeamForge ALM platform this week, as well as a general-availability release of its free Subversion Edge product.
The U.S. Army found a way to fight the sluggishness of traditional software development that's slowed even further by legendary government bureaucracy: go Agile.
A Google program manager last week announced the company was changing its software development methodologies to speed up stable releases of the Chrome Web browser.
Here's a look at some of the newest Agile-related products hitting the market:
Rally Software last week announced it purchased an iPhone app that lets users manage Agile development projects remotely and has reduced its price from $15 to free.
CollabNet on Thursday announced a new version of its Agile project management tool, ScrumWorks.
According to new research, companies are once more investing in application development projects, and Agile methodologies are leading the way.