Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Agile in Practice

This article discusses some of the results from Agile surveys: Newsflash: Agilists Write Documentation!

One surprising result:
  • A very small percentage of teams use Software-Based Modelling Tools to generate code
And several others which confirm what I already believed:
  • Many teams use sketching to think and communicate and then capture key diagrams
  • Nearly all teams use some form of modelling for up-front requirements and architecture envisioning
  • Face-to-face discussions, whiteboards discussions and overview diagrams are more effective for communicating with stakeholders than teleconference calls, email and detailed documentation
  • Co-located projects teams are typically more successful than those who are far-located
  • Very few teams like writing detailed documentation!

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