Agile software development means that you provide the client what (s)he doesn’t want in the first 30 days rather than after 180 days. You use the remaining 150 days to build what the client really wants with a “show as you go” strategy following each 30 day iteration.
In 2001, Ken Schwaber, Kent Beck, Martin Fowler and Alistair Cockburn amongst others came up with the Agile Manifesto as follows:
We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value:
- Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
- Working software over comprehensive documentation
- Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
- Responding to change over following a plan
That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.
On face of it the manifesto may seem like an excuse for chaotic hacking, and perhaps fine with small teams, but not for serious development. However, since most of the world’s 15 million software developers usually work in small teams of around 3 to 5 people; “Agile” has resonated far and wide to good effect.
Agile Vancouver kicked off in October, 2005 with a presentation by Alistair Cockburn. Since then it has featured speakers on a regular basis with a usual turnout of over 50 software developers and managers. The group continues to flourish and feature presentations and courses from leading practitioners around the world.
Of course our "network" is about more than just our meetings. Beyond our members' personal networks we have an opt-in mailing list plus our groups on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Yahoo! See our About Us page athttp://www.meetup.com/Agile-Vancouver/about/ for more detail
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Susan P. (Organizer),
Rob M. (Co-Organizer)
Dec 14, 2015 · 6:30 PM
How can UX and Dev play better together?
This is an open discussion following on from the September presentation "We're Building What, When?" with Su-Laine Brodsky. Su-Laine's slides are available at http://... Learn more
Sep 21, 2015 · 6:30 PM
We're Building What, When? Incorporating UX Design Into Agile
We are very pleased to welcome HootSuite as a new sponsor. Starting in September, our monthly meetings will be held in their offices on East 8th Avenue.... Learn more
May 25, 2015 · 6:30 PM
Pollyanna Pixton - Creating a Culture of Trust
About the Presentation
In our personal and business lives, many of us know leaders who foster environments of incredible creativity, innovation, and ideas—while other... Learn more
Mar 16, 2015 · 6:30 PM
Moving from Doing Agile to Being Agile: 10+ Ways of Developing an Agile Mindset
Let's start by asking a question: "How many of you follow the same route every day when driving to work, to the grocery store or to pick up your kids?" When you do that,... Learn more
Feb 16, 2015 · 6:30 PM
Agile: Learning to Play for Profit
Ever wondered WHY it is so hard for people to innovate or think outside the box? Agile is a pathway back to feeling better, rewarding resourcefulness, and making money... Learn more
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