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Which Agile Methodology: Scrum, XP, Either, Both or Neither?

by Kelly Waters, 28 October 2009 | Scrum

Which Agile Methodology: Scrum, XP, either, both or neither?Here is an interesting article on InfoQ about the debate over agile methodologies, and which is best: Scrum, XP, either, both or neither?

Personally I think they are entirely complimentary as they cover different aspects of software development. I find it useful to think of Scrum as an agile management methodology, whilst eXtreme Programming (XP) focuses more on agile engineering.

In an earlier post, I explain my views on this in a bit more detail; see here…
eXtreme Programming versus Scrum.

What do *you* think?

Kelly.

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2 Responses to “Which Agile Methodology: Scrum, XP, Either, Both or Neither?”

  1. Robert Dempsey says:

    I agree exactly with your reasoning – Scrum for project management, XP for engineering. The "versus" crap is out of hand and pointless. Companies choose the practices that work best for them anyhow, and for many, Scrum and XP work well together.

  2. Software development company says:

    Yes,for us also Scrum and XP work well together

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