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Agile Development in Government: Myths, Monsters, and Fables

September 2016 Brochure
David J. Carney, Suzanne Miller, Mary Ann Lapham

This volume is a reflection on attitudes toward Agile software development now current in the government workplace.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

Abstract

This little volume is a somewhat tongue-in-cheek reflection on certain attitudes toward Agile software development now current in the government workplace. In an effort to bring these attitudes into relief, we have consciously avoided the standard trappings of a Software Engineering Institute "technical report" or any of the other standard report types that we usually use to capture our research. Instead, we offer some humorous glimpses of these attitudes and their basis in fact.

But let it be clear at the outset: the authors are not apostles preaching for the Agile approach. We have studied it, have observed its strengths, and are well aware of its weaknesses. Our goal is merely to cast some light on some inaccuracies and misunderstandings about Agile in a light-hearted manner.