The new methodology

  • Martin Fowler
Invited Papers


In the past few years there’s been a rapidly growing interest in “lightweight” methodologies. Alternatively characterized as an antidote to bureaucracy or a license to hack they’ve stirred up interest all over the software landscape. In this essay I explore the reasons for lightweight methods, focusing not so much on their weight but on their adaptive nature and their people-first orientation. I also give a summary and references to the processes in this school and consider the factors that should influence your choice of whether to go down this newly trodden path.

Key words

lightweight method people-first orietation 

CLC number

TP 311. 5 


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Copyright information

© Springer 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Fowler
    • 1
  1. 1.ChicagoUSA

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