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Agile Testing: No Mini-Waterfalls!
By Alan Koch
Alan Koch Development teams have used a waterfall approach for so long that they can't imagine working in any other way. Although they can understand the idea of doing a small chunk of development in each Sprint, they envision that development work precisely the way they've always done it. Read more »
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This Agile Method Brief describes Scrum, an agile software development methodology that focuses on developing products or managing work in an iterative and incremental manner. Scrum is empirical in nature and takes on many of the characteristics of an experiment. The team establishes a hypothesis of how they think something works, trying it out, reflecting on the experience, and making the appropriate adjustments.Get the Brief »
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