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What do you deliver in the first couple of iterations in Agile?

As I understand, the idea with Agile methodologies is that you deliver something functional and you deliver it often. The application gets into its final shape increment after increment. But in the ...
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How does agile work when replacing a working system?

In an ideal Agile world, you quickly build a small, but useful subset of the desired end system, and give it to users. They're excited, because it's useful, they start using it and give feedback. You ...
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Is iterative documentation development possible, and does it deliver effective documentation?

I have a project for university which I won't be starting immediately, but have been thinking about for a reasonably long amoung of time. I understand that University project development isn't like ...
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Is there a process model similar to the waterfall process, but with more cycles?

In software engineering, what's the name of a development process like the waterfall model, but with more cycles? Does something like this exist? In my case, I developed the parts of my application ...
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Rewriting code / better initial outline

Single-programmer project. I'm constantly having to rewrite my own code on an on-going project. It's not buggy, but every time I expand my program (which previously-planned features), I keep having ...
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Scrum on very short projects?

I'm using Scrum and really liking it. However, my shop finds itself in projects where the duration of the development effort is two or four weeks. We've already modified the sprint length to two ...
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Moving Forward with Code Iteration

There are times when working on my programming projects, and I get to a point where I'm ready to move on to the next part of my program. However, when I sit down to implement this new feature I get ...
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What do you think of “Planning Poker”? [closed]

Planning Poker Summary, in case you don't want to read the wiki article: Get a list of tasks you want to do for the upcoming iteration For each task: 2.1 Discuss with the group what it entails 2.2 ...