Chapter 3

Agile Background

Introduction

In Chapter 3, we review the Agile philosophy by introducing the Agile Manifesto covering the principles and values of the Agile method.

We will then follow with a review of the Waterfall process using the SWOT analysis.1

Agile Background—a Primer

The Agile Manifesto was published in 2001. Since then, Agile has dominated and transformed application development because it is a natural fit with dynamic smaller teams of highly skilled programmers. Adoption has lagged in the system integration project delivery domain with a traditional IT dominant focus constrained with documentation, governance, change management, architecture, and other complex interdependencies. This bias is challenged by innovative project ...

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