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Re: [XP] Agile methodologies - Precise Definition & Any statistics for XP popularity

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  • Martin Fowler
    I would argue that the most accurate definition of agile is that of the agile manifesto http://agilemanifesto.org/ since that is where the term agile was
    Message 1 of 12 , May 15, 2003
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      I would argue that the most accurate definition of agile is that of the
      agile manifesto http://agilemanifesto.org/ since that is where the term
      'agile' was coined for software development.

      Of course this is not a very precise definition :-)

      Martin

      Michael wrote:
      > Hi,
      > I am currently writing a paper on agile methodologies and in
      > particular, the focus is on XP.
      >
      > Q1. I am wondering if anyone is aware of a precise definition of
      > agile methodologies, as while there has numerous articles written on
      > agile methodologies, there does appear to be any attempt by anyone
      > to provide a precise definition of the term 'Agile Methodology'.
      >
      > Q2. I would also like to know if there are any statistical,
      > empirical data to support the claim that XP is the most widely
      > adopted/popular agile methodology.
      >
      > Thanks in advance for any help or advance regarding these two
      > questions
      >
      > Best regards Michael S Lane
      > Lecturer
      > Division of Information Systems
      > Faculty of Business
      > University of Southern Queenland
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