Reconciling differences

Agile development techniques and project management practices are traditionally considered incompatible processes. This article dismantles this belief by showing how software developers are integrating these two processes with much success. The idea--as this article points out, based on a study supported by the National Science Foundation, among others--is to streamline and revolutionize development through an integrated approach comprised of processes that are more adaptable, responsive, and flexible than the highly structured traditional methods. The new processes also encourage developers to establish a more intimate relationship with their clients during the planning and implementation stages. These integrated processes, the article notes, often generate a higher level of user buy-in. This article discusses three projects where this integrated approach was used with much success. Accompanying this article are two sidebars: one offers a brief overview of three integrated agile/project management Best Pract
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