Agile development methods have been described by proponents as being the best way to deal with the dynamic nature of software development in organizations, yet looking at agile practices of the major agile methodologies reveals many practices that have been used in the past. This work examined agile practices from the perspective of software development professionals and identified four characteristics of agile approaches that contribute to its perceived utility.
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