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Use this tag to mark questions on the subject of Agile software development or agile design within the confines of Computer Science.

Agile is about discovering and doing only what is needed, and what works. If you don't need it then don't do it. If it is not of value then don't do it. It is about ignoring dogma, adopting practices that work, and dropping practices that don't work, or wast time or effort.

Some Agile methodologies

  • DSDM
  • Extreme programming (XP)
  • Lean development
  • Kanban
  • Scrum
  • Scrumban

The agile manifesto

We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value:

  • Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
  • Working software over comprehensive documentation
  • Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
  • Responding to change over following a plan

That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.