IT Business Edge's Ann All writes that companies increasingly are picking some aspects of agile development to follow in their projects, but not them all.
Forrester analyst Dave West is quoted in a DevX.com article saying:
Though agile is very popular, we're seeing that what developers want is agile++. There isn't just one agile: "Agile" is really the ability to respond to change in the most effective way, considering the restraints of the environment in which you're working in.
Meanwhile, our VP Ken-Hardin takes on where to draw the line between the project team and IT -- or should there be one? Who, for example, takes ownership of backbone issues such as hosting?
You'll find our newest resource in the Knowledge Network, a test plan template, will help you wrestle some sanity from the madness of testing. It requires you to spell out, among other things, the approach to testing that will be followed, the features to be included in the product, the process for dealing with bugs, criteria for acceptance, as well as procedure for sign-off and product release.
Look for these project-management resources in the Knowledge Network as well: