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How to Build an Agile Dev Team - The GE Way

Nov 04, 2010, 05:05 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"Building software in a waterfall approach where there is a big milestone release at the end of the process, isn't conducive to success in the modern world, according to top executives from the NYSE and GE.

"Speaking at the Zendcon PHP developers conference, Robert Kerner, vice-president at New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) told developers in no uncertain terms, that the waterfall approach doesn't work.

"Kerner joined the NYSE a week before a major new software platform was set to roll out, after two years of development and millions of dollars of investment. The platform never saw the light of day, as Kerner killed the effort as it didn't meet expectations and instead set out to build a new platform using an agile iterative approach to releases."

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