Chapter 23. Adaptive Software Development


Collaboration is difficult, especially when it involves other people.

 --Ken Orr (Cutter Consortium Summit 2001)

In 1992, I started working on a short-interval, iterative, RAD process that evolved into Adaptive Software Development. The original process, developed in conjunction with colleague Sam Bayer, was used to assist in marketing a mainframe RAD tool. Sam and I worked with prospects on pilot projects—one-month projects with one-week iterations—in companies from Wall Street brokerage houses to airlines to telecommunications firms. Over the next several years, Sam and I (together and separately) successfully delivered more than 100 projects using these practices, and in June 1994, we published an article ...

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