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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 dozen...
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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...
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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 t...
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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...
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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,...
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Offshore IT outsourcing vs. nearshore IT outsourcing (Part 3)

This is the final part of our Offshore IT outsourcing vs. nearshore IT Outsourcing series. You can start with part 1 . To undergo an effective Agile software development process , it is important that the developer and the client constantly interact,...
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Offshore IT outsourcing vs. nearshore IT outsourcing (Part 2)

This is the second part of our Offshore IT outsourcing vs. nearshore IT Outsourcing series. You can start with part 1 . In the past, because software development requirements tended to be heavily specified (i.e. written down), it was easier for devel...
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Offshore IT outsourcing vs. nearshore IT outsourcing (Part 1)

IT services offshoring, whether it be to a distant continent in a completely different time-zone, or a nearby nation that goes to bed when you do, ultimately seeks gains in efficiency and costs. Think about it. If you could achieve developer rates as...
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