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Successful Web Development Methodologies (13 May 2005)
We were about to start defining our own process when I came across a lightweight methodology that's now known as the "agile" movement. The methodology in this case was Feature Driven Development (FDD); some of the other popular agile methodologies are XP, Scrum, Crystal and DSDM. (The details of Agile Methodologies and FDD are beyond the scope of this article but if you're interested to read more, visit and

It was pretty clear that FDD was far better suited to Web development than anything else we had seen, so we decided to investigate further to see if we could adopt or at least adapt it to Web development. It didn't take long for the team to agree to give FDD a go. However, we soon realised it wasn't a silver bullet.
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