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Enterprise-Class Agile Development Defined

Published: 29 March 2011

ID: G00210974

Analyst(s): David Norton , Mike Blechar


As agile becomes more mainstream, we need to differentiate between tactical project level and strategic enterprise adoption. We need a definition of "enterprise-class agile development," so we understand what we are trying achieve.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Working Definition of Agile and EAD
  • Characteristics of EAD
    • Customer-Centric
    • Collaborative and Cooperative
    • Constant Feedback
    • Heterogeneous Environment
    • Throughout the Software Life Cycle
    • Continuous Delivery
    • Adaptive Solutions
  • Looking Beyond a Definition

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