A STUDY ON EXISTING AGILE METHODS

Agile – devoting “the quality of being agile; readiness for motion; nimbleness, activity, dexterity in motion” as mentioned in the Oxford Dictionary – software development methods are  attempting to offer once again an answer to the eager business community asking for lighter weight along with faster and nimbler software development processes. To name a few of those developed: Adaptive Software Development (ASD), Agile Modeling, Crystal Methods, Dynamic System Development, Lean Development and Scrum. All these methodologies acknowledged that high quality software and more importantly customer satisfaction could only be achieved by bringing “lightness” to their processes. Some of the most used agile methodologies are listed below.

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