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Abstract

In the early days of agile, agilists wanted to avoid all upfront work before the iterations of requirements, coding, and testing started: no architecture, no initial requirements, not even getting their development environment set up. (The emergent design fans still use this approach.) I think this is an overreaction to the waterfall method. The pendulum of popular development style swung from too-much-upfront work to no-upfront work. Fortunately, that pendulum is swinging back to some upfront work that some agilists call upfront learning.

Keywords

Team Productivity User Story Initial Requirement Business Analyst Technical Team 
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© Alan Cline 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Cline
    • 1
  1. 1.OhioUS

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