Part IOverview of Software Agility

Chapter 1  Introduction to Agile Methods

Chapter 2  Why the Waterfall Model Doesn’t Work

Chapter 3  The Essence of XP

Chapter 4  The Essence of Scrum

Chapter 5  The Essence of RUP

Chapter 6  Lean Software, DSDM, and FDD

Chapter 7  The Essence of Agile

Chapter 8  The Challenge of Scaling Agile

While the movement to agile methods may appear to be fairly recent, in reality it is over a decade old. The movement started in the mid-1990s by a number of software development thought leaders working in parallel but in different languages (though exclusively OO-based languages and methods, as we see later), different locations, and different project contexts. During this period, many new and different ...

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