Agility with the RUP

Posted November 30, 2001 | |


What characterizes an agile software development process? Is agility about being fast to deliver? "Faster, better, cheaper" is a laudable goal, but faster in itself is not necessarily the right thing to achieve if it is detrimental to quality. Is agility about minimizing the size of the process used to develop software, the size of its description?

About The Author
Philippe Kruchten
Philippe Kruchten is a professor of software engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC), in Vancouver, Canada, where he holds an NSERC Chair in Design Engineering. Dr. Kruchten joined UBC in 2004 after a 30-plus-year career in industry, where he worked in large software-intensive systems design in the domains of telecommunications, defense, aerospace, and transportation. Some of his experience is embodied in the Rational Unified… Read More
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