Agile Methodologies for Open Source Projects*
We'll examine some of the more subtle synergies in open source development and agile methodologies.
At first glance, agile methodologies and open source seem incompatible. Agile methodologies are typically designed for small, co-located teams, while open source projects usually involve a large herd of geographically dispersed cats. We’ll examine some of the more subtle synergies in open source development and agile methodologies. We’ll also see how an agile methodology designed specifically for open source projects has successfully been implemented in a project with hundreds of contributors.
Wil Sinclair is an engineer and development manager at Zend Technologies. He’s no stranger to open source projects and has plenty of experience in Java, Ruby, PHP and developer tools for those languages. He spent his career working at larget multinationals to small start-ups. Currently, he is the project lead for Zend Framework.