Blogger Ann All wrote about a recent survey by Forrester Research in which 46 percent of IT pros said agile software development was used at their companies.
She describes it this way:
Unlike the traditional waterfall software-development process, agile emphasizes speedier and more iterative delivery of code, with the ability to make needed changes along the way.
In a separate post, she notes Mozilla is using a hybrid model that incorporates elements of both agile and waterfall approaches for its flagship Firefox Web browser:
The goal is to more quickly introduce new features -- aided by agile's emphasis on iterative releases -- while maintaining backward compatibility, security and overall code quality.https://o1.qnsr.com/log/p.gif?;n=203;c=204663295;s=11915;x=7936;f=201904081034270;u=j;z=TIMESTAMP;a=20410779;e=i
You can find out more about agile development in IT Business Edge's Knowledge Network, where you'll find an excerpt from the book "Agile Project Management" and a description of the modified agile system used by IT Business Edge parent NarrowCast Group.