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The Business Value of Agile Software Methods by Saya Sone, Hasan Sayani, David Rico

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Future of Agile Methods

Agile methods, as we know them today, have only been in the public consciousness for a little more than a decade. Even though they didn't have a $100 million per year research institute promoting them, as did traditional methods, they enjoy widespread popularity. Between 1999 and 2002, agile methods spread across the globe by word of mouth at a time when traditional methods reached their peak of popularity.

However, many questions and doubts still linger about agile methods. Not everyone has heard of agile methods, and many who have remain skeptical and uninformed. Part of the challenge is to link the emergence of agile methods to the history and evolution of 20th-century management thought. Another challenge is ...

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