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(Fr)agile? Risk management and agile software development.

Tijdens het Europese ITechLaw congres 2010 in Berlijn heeft John Beardwood een zeer interessante inleiding gehouden over agile softwareontwikkeling. IT en Recht is verheugd dat John Beardwood en Michael Shour bereid zijn gevonden om hun achterliggende artikel te publiceren op IT en Recht.

Met dank aan John Beardwood en Michael Shour, Fasken Martineau.

"Over the last ten years, Agile software development methodologies—those which take an iterative and incremental approach, which aim to reduce unnecessary documentation and formality, and which seek to promote teamwork and experimentation—have increasingly been adopted by the software development community. Agile‘s advocates argue that by liberating programmers from the shackles of traditional rigid, formalized development methodologies, Agile has no equal for speed of development, for efficiency, and for fostering creativity. Agile‘s critics counter that Agile is another name for ―cowboy coding‖, or undisciplined ―hacking‖, which produces less robust and buggier software. From a legal perspective, however, the question is not whether Agile is a superior development methodology. Rather, the question is whether a contract for software development using Agile needs to be differently structured, and include different content, than where the development is using Waterfall. In this paper, we argue that the answer is an emphatic yes."

Lees het artikel hier.