Methods & Tools Survey Confirms Increased Agile Adoption

At what stage is the agile approach (XP, Scrum, TDD, …) adoption at your location? (2005 results) Not aware 13% (26%) Not using 13% (16%) Investigating 14% (14%) Analysed and rejected 4% (3%) Pilot projects 8%(4%) Partial implementation (adoption of some agile practices) 17% (17%) Partial deployment (some projects are …

Low Software Maintenance Period?

Software maintenance is an important part of the software development activity, but it is also the less discussed. As an example of its relative importance, you could just compare the space occupied by “software maintenance” and “test driven development” in Wikipedia (and I have nothing against TDD). Furthermore, software maintenance …

More Offshoring than Outsourcing in Software Development

Outsourcing is often closely related to offshoring in software development, but you can outsource onshore and you can create offshore subsidiaries. This seems to be the current trend for large occidental organisation that want to profit for lower costs in countries like India, but maintain a high control on the …