Institute of Mathematics and Informatics Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Serdica Journal of Computing, Vol. 5, No 1, (2011), 65p-78p
Agile methodologies are becoming more popular in the software
development process nowadays. The iterative development lifecycle, openness to frequent changes, tight cooperation with the client and among the
software engineers are turning into more and more effective practices and respond to a higher extend to the current business needs. It is natural to raise
the question which methodology is the most suitable for use when starting
and managing a project. This depends on many factors—product characteristics, technologies used, client’s and developer’s experience, project type.
A systematic analysis of the most common problems appearing when developing a particular type of projects—public portal solutions, is proposed. In
the case at hand a very close interaction with various types of end users is
observed. This is a prerequisite for permanent changes during the development and support cycles, which makes them ideal candidates for using an
agile methodology. We will compare the ways in which each methodology
addresses the specific problems arising and will finish with ranking them according to their relevance. This might help the project manager in choosing
one or a combination of the methodologies.