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Friday, June 27, 2003

Agile development methods are being credited with increasing numbers of successful software projects. Can you find them mentioned in the SWEBOK? I did not read all 200+ pages. But I searched for several terms I would have expected.

I can't either. Via James' blog, Cem Kaner has some serious concerns about the implications of SWEBOK. This work is almost frozen, having been developed in parallel over the last few years alongside the agile approaches.

I would have assumed a SWEBOK-like effort would be intended to eradicate ignorance, not institutionalize it. Sponsored by the IEEE, which has published a fair bit about agile approaches, this gap should be considered a deal breaker for adoption.

I am genuinely surprised and will look a little more closely at their proposal to see what I missed just by searching.

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