Workshop

2 Are Agile Methodologies Really Different?

Sunday, 26 October – 8:30-17:00 Full day

Jens Coldewey, Coldewey Consulting, jens_coldewey@acm.org
Pete McBreen, McBreen Consulting, pete@mcbreen.ab.ca
Mary Poppendieck, Poppendieck LLC, mary@poppendieck.com

With Adaptive Software Development, Crystal, Extreme Programming, Feature Driven Development, Lean Development, and Scrum the ecosystem of agile methods seems to stabilize. Though they all use different metaphors and approaches to software development, their hands-on results are so similar that readers may ask themselves, whether they are really different methodologies. Practitioners have had the best results combining elements of different agile methodologies — a possibility that defines a common species in biology.

This sequel to last year's OOPSLA workshop "Commonalities of Agile Methodologies" explores this question in depth in a highly interactive setting. It may work on questions like "What is different anyhow and why?", "What forces drive particular solutions?", or "How does a solution deal with limitations?".

http://www.coldewey.com/publikationen/conferences/oopsla2003/differences.html