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Issue 8.3


Be More Agile With Your Customers

Using the Agile software development system

Issue: 8.3 (March/April 2010)
Author Bio: Bob is the owner and Vice President of BKeeney Software located in Kansas City. He is also the current President of the Association of REALbasic Professionals.
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If you've been around the software development industry I'm sure you've heard of Agile. The Agile technique is a way of managing software development projects. The strengths of this approach include less bugs, more client buy-in and the ability to change focus quicker. Most of us are either sole proprietor or small development shops but you don't have to be an expert in Agile methodology to give yourself, and your client, the benefits of Agile.

Typically, using Agile techniques, your team works on three or four week intervals and at the beginning of each cycle the project owner picks the top priorities and the developers pick those things that they think they can do in the cycle. Everyone agrees on the tasks to get done and the developers go at it and at the end they present what they can to the product owner.

The process described is being over-simplified, of course, but it illustrates the process. You can implement something similar in your own consulting projects and you can get better buy-in from your client.

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