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A New Context for Agile

10.27.2011
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Readers of both the Cutter Blog and The Agile Executive are probably familiar with my my view that Agile nowadays is deployed in a new context. The Agile roll-out is at the very heart of the confluence of major changes in markets, value chains and technological capabilities. Markets are tilting toward hyper-segmentation; value chains are being populated with prosumers; and, technological capabilities are becoming a problem of choosing, not of choice. Hence, the real starting point for the Agile roll-out, indicated by the you are here marker in Figure 1, is comprehending the implications of the merging of these three trends in the context of the client’s business.

Figure 1: A New Context for Agile

DZone has just published an interview with me on the subject. Click here for details, including a discussion of the nature and power of ‘Super-Fresh’ Code in the new context.



Source: http://theagileexecutive.com/2011/10/26/a-new-context-for-agile/
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Robert Craft replied on Thu, 2012/01/26 - 6:08am

Modeling is a valuable tool for an agile team. A model is a view of a chosen aspect of your application, such as the sequence of interactions among components; the business activities of users; the language of user concepts and relationships that is ubiquitous in the design; or the dependencies among different parts of the code. Models are developed along with your stories and code throughout your project. You use modeling as an additional tool to complement good practice in agile development.

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