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So, how Agile Software Development stacks in practice?

So, how Agile Software Development stacks in practice?
This is Part 5 of the series of articles "Why go Agile?" The philosophy of Agile Software Development sounds very nice in theory, but how does it stack up in practice? At PSL, as nearshore/offshore software development vendors, we have deployed dozens of agile SCRUM projects large and small, and have seen for ourselves what we believe is scarce in ...
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Is there a better way to do software?

Is there a better way to do software?
This is Part 4 of the series of articles "Why go Agile?" Yes, there certainly is a better way to do software development . And at PSL we believe it is Agile, specifically under SCRUM. More than a development methodology, Agile answers to a philosophy and a perspective on what software development really is. Software development is not similar to ci...
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What was the end result of traditional software development methodologies?

This is Part 3 of the series of articles "Why go Agile?" In essence, RUP and the waterfall approach, even when done under judicious process discipline, still attempted to be predictive software development methodologies. That is to say, they wanted to predict in advance, before beginning the project, matters such as: what the cost of the software d...
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Traditional software engineering, CMMi and its problems

Traditional software engineering, CMMi and its problems
This is Part 2 of the series of articles "Why go Agile?" Well into the 1980s the largest buyer of software development services in the world, the US Department of Defense, was having trouble getting projects done on time, on budget and with the right specifications. Despite working with some of the best and most renowned software development compan...
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Why Go Agile in your Software Development?

This is Part 1 of the series of articles "Why go Agile?" This new series of posts tries to explore a question that clients often ask us… Why develop their software using Agile methodologies? Many clients, even many software development practitioners, have heard about SCRUM or XP. But, as with many trends, it is difficult for them to tease how much ...
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