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Agile Mythbusters What People Are Really Doing in Practice

Some of the myths are that agile has been adopted by the majority of development teams, that agile approaches are more effective than waterfall approaches, that agile is empirical, that agile teams don’t do up front requirements

Agile by the Numbers: What People Are Really Doing in Practice

This talk summarizes the results of 4 years of industry surveys concerning the adoption and effectiveness of agile techniques. Very often the reality is significantly different than the rhetoric presented in mailing lists, in articles, and even

Scott Ambler On Agile’s Present and Future

In this interview, InfoQ’s Chief Editor, Floyd Marinescu, interviewed Scott Ambler, Practice Lead for Agile Development at IBM, on the current status of the Agile community and practices having a look at the perspective of the Agile’s

Agile in Practice: What Is Actually Going On Out There?

In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, Scott Ambler talks about actual data resulting from surveys made during 2006-2008, showing how Agile is perceived and implemented within organizations. Some of the topics surveyed are: the adoption rate

Agile Database Techniques: Data Doesn’t Have To Be A Four-Letter Word Anymore

Data is clearly an important aspect of software-based systems, a fact that the information technology (IT) industry has understood for decades, yet many agile development teams are struggling to involve data professionals within their projects. The Agile