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Which Software Development cycle does your company embrace?

Posted 24 March 2008 - 02:13 PM

I have been reading about recently at some of the Software Development cycles, including XP (extreme programming), Scrum, Lean Development etc, and I was interested in what methodology your company/team embraces.

XP and Scrum seem like pretty good Agile development tactics to me.
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Re: Which Software Development cycle does your company embrace?

Posted 24 March 2008 - 03:49 PM

SDLC -
FuseBox -

There are many more but these two are the core.
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Re: Which Software Development cycle does your company embrace?

Posted 24 March 2008 - 04:17 PM

You know, a lot of companies these days seem to be going with Agile methodologies but I am not a huge fan of them. Their adhoc lack of structure approach just seems wrong to me. I think that if a company can't quickly recognize when they are moving too far from specs where they should be (either the client doesnt know what they want or feeds the team wrong info) you could essentially end up with a bad product.

God if they did agile methods with the company I work for I can guarantee that they would be in a position years later where my company would suddenly drop the bomb of "Oh, this is not at all what we need" even though they have provided the guidance all along. They do that all the time.

I guess it can work for some companies well, I am just not too sure about it sometimes. Our company still goes standard waterfall SDLC for the most part... maybe heavily modified like skipping design phase... hahaha

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Re: Which Software Development cycle does your company embrace?

Posted 24 March 2008 - 05:15 PM

scrum --- i don't even know what it is.. but they seem to love it.
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Re: Which Software Development cycle does your company embrace?

Posted 24 March 2008 - 06:55 PM

I've been experiencing the SCRUM process more and more. However, I always get the feeling that its being used wrong. Its as if its being used to micro manage my time. The PM's seem to like but don't know how to use it. Instead of bringing the team together under one goal it seems to isolate them more trying to finish the next feature under the gun.
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Re: Which Software Development cycle does your company embrace?

Posted 24 March 2008 - 11:50 PM

Yeah the only thing I don't really like with scrum is that there is no exit strategy. Everything has to be ready at the end or you've lost your job pretty much. But anyone who has participated in a team sport would know that failure sometimes can't be helped.

Sometimes it can, and you need to do everything within your power to save yourself from being put in that position.
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Re: Which Software Development cycle does your company embrace?

Posted 25 March 2008 - 07:18 AM

We use an iterative approach, with monthly releases (builds are done weekly, and almost daily before the release).
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