From Traditional, to Lean, to Agile Development: Finding the Optimal Software Engineering Cycle

@article{Trimble2013FromTT,
  title={From Traditional, to Lean, to Agile Development: Finding the Optimal Software Engineering Cycle},
  author={Jay Trimble and Christopher C Webster},
  journal={2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences},
  year={2013},
  pages={4826-4833}
}
In 2008, our team at NASA Ames Research Center launched a five-year project to deliver a user-centric software platform for mission control. We began with a six-month delivery cycle. Within two years we were delivering functional software every three weeks. Our evolution from traditional, to lean, then agile, did not happen because of a focused goal to become lean or agile. Rather, we responded iteratively to problems, we were disconnected from our customer, the long delivery cycles created… CONTINUE READING

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