Comments on: Agile software development, the principles. Principle 6: The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation. Friends of Oracle and Java Wed, 08 Jul 2015 07:37:03 +0000 hourly 1 By: Proworkflow Sat, 02 Jan 2010 18:59:57 +0000 I totally agree that agile and iterative methodologies are more reliable and lower risk than using more traditional ‘waterfall’ style methods. Waterfall and agile are two unique development models used in interactive and software production. It’s likely the debate over which is better will continue indefinitely, but in reality, both approaches boast significant but different benefits. It’s generally accepted that agile, specifically, lends itself well to software development and large-scale website projects. When implemented correctly, the agile model can result in your project team accelerating production efforts and working more cohesively.

By: Emiel Fri, 09 May 2008 10:33:59 +0000 Nice article Rob.
I always had prefered :)2:) communication and was aware of the advantages, but always had trouble convincing other.
This article nicely lists all the advantages.


By: Mary Wed, 23 Apr 2008 20:23:41 +0000 Hi Robbrecht,

Thank you for this entry. Good story. I could not agree more.
I would like to add that in waterfall projects face to face conversation is crucial too. Some managers seem to understand but are to lazy to speak to everybody 121; so they try to ‘repare’ this with weekly meetings, holding a speech from a ‘speakers corner -like’ box.
But you and i know this won’t work :P.
The one manager that does talk regularely to everybody on a waterfall project is in my view – in contrast to all others- pretty agile.

Looking forward to reading next posts

By: Robbrecht van Amerongen Wed, 23 Apr 2008 18:00:14 +0000 Links are fixed. Thanks!

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