A topic, for reasons we’ll see, that I am very passionate about. Always felt that the more publishers / information & media companies intermix content with software to deliver value – with things like content applications, the embedding of workflow, role and task-aware information product built using methodologies like contextual design … the more i see that, the more i think i can bring teachings and lessons from not only our customer world but also the software world in which i have lived for so long
Using Agile Development and Cross-Functional Teams Dave Kellogg Chief Executive Officer 9/22/08
Agile software development refers to a group of software development methodologies that promotes development iterations , open collaboration, and process adaptability throughout the life-cycle of the project. It chooses to do things in small increments , with minimal planning , rather than plan at length. This helps to minimize the overall risk, and allows the project to adapt to changes more quickly. There is also an emphasis on stakeholder involvement . Meaning at the end of each iteration, the stakeholder is consulted about the product and comments are noted.