Hybrid Agile Methodology

This category contains topics associated with a hybrid Agile methodology.  There is a big misconception among many people that there is a binary and mutually-exclusive choice between an “Agile” and “Waterfall” approach.  That is not the case.  It is very possible to blend the principles and practices behind those two approaches to develop a hybrid approach that provides the best of both worlds.

It takes some skill to make a hybrid Agile methodology work successfully and anyone who would literally try to combine an Agile methodology with a Waterfall methodology to create a hybrid methodology is asking for failure.  That’s not the way to do it.

It requires a shift in thinking to do it successfully.  Instead of thinking about how you might go about mechanically combining an “Agile” development process with a “Waterfall” process, I prefer to think of a hybrid approach as the appropriate blend of an adaptive approach and a plan-driven approach.  The words “adaptive” and “plan-driven” convey an entirely different meaning than “Agile” and “Waterfall”.

Please check the articles associated with this category for more detail:

 

What is a “Hybrid Agile” Approach? Is There Such a Thing?

What is a hybrid Agile Approach? Is there such a thing? I recently came across an article on the Internet that was posted in several places entitled “The Moment of truth: There Is No Hybrid Agile“. This article is so full of stereotypes and misconceptions about “Agile” and “Waterfall” that I felt that I had …

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Managed Agile Development Framework – A Hybrid Approach

I’ve seen many people ask a question like “should I use Agile or Waterfall for a project? That excludes the possibility that there is a hybrid approach that provides the benefits of both approaches. The Managed Agile Development Framework is an example of a hybrid approach that is very easy to implement Background A few …

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