Wednesday, October 04, 2006

A Big Bang AccuRev Release

Some of my more recent thinking on software development, especially in regards to Agile Development, is in an article in the October issue of Queue Magazine, entitled "Breaking the Major Release Habit."

With that in mind I would like to mention that AccuRev 4.5 is now available. While it is called 4.5, it is actually one of our biggest releases ever. Here's a blog that mentions it. So why didn't we call it 5.0? Thankfully, that's not my department. :-) Anyway, my point is that while I believe very strongly in short iterations and more frequent releases, organizational change takes time and is hard to do.

To that end, I am currently working on a new project and piloting a new Agile methodology to develop it called Hyper Agile. The goal of the new project is to take AccuRev, which is already well suited to Agile projects, to the next level of Agile functionality. The aim of Hyper is to take a fresh look at Agile Development and scale it beyond small co-located teams. A preview of the Hyper methodology will appear in an upcoming issue of Dr. Dobb's, stay tuned!

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