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Agile Software Development Ecosystems by Jim Highsmith

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Preface

From February 11 to 13, 2001, at the Lodge at Snowbird ski resort in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, 17 people met to talk, ski, relax, and try to find common ground. What emerged was the Agile Software Development movement. Representatives from Extreme Programming (XP), Scrum, the Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM), Adaptive Software Development (ASD), Crystal Methods, Feature-Driven Development (FDD), Pragmatic Programming, and others sympathetic to the need for an alternative to document-driven, rigorous software development processes convened. What this meeting produced—The Manifesto for Agile Software Development, signed by all 17 of the participants—was symbolic. It declares that:

We are uncovering better ways of developing ...

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