Capability to handle large and small projects alike
More often than not, Agile Tools are used for managing a project. There are multiple methods that are used and some of the well known and most used methods are Scrum, eXtreme Programming, Crystal, FDD, and DSDM. The Rational Unified Process (RUP) by IBM has been extremely useful and successful while being used for difficult projects. A well developed AgileTools used for project management is more efficient and sought after for large scale businesses. However, it is amusing to learn that the Agile Manifesto is more in support of individual resources. The mode of using processes and tools is not quite encouraged as per the manifesto. But as reality would have it, the above mentioned tools are more suited to tackle a well developed and open source project.
The relationship between Agile Tools and open source projects is quite old and strong. There are various steps in the open source projects that use the tools successfully. Integration tools like Cruise Control and Hudson are commonly used in open source projects. For unit testing, Agile Tools like XUnit (JUnit, NUnit), and assorted Mock Objects structures are popular choices. HttpUnit, FitNesse, and Fit make their way to complete the acceptance testing phase. These tools are popular for one particular reason, they are behavior driven development tools.
The pioneers to make Agile Tools famous are XPlanner, Agilo, Agilefant, eXPlainPMT, and IceScrum. The expertise of these tools helped the Agile methodology work and became the reason for its success. Its use increased significantly and consistently paving the way for more tools like these. Agilito, FireScrum, Scrinch are some of the other tools that are effective and form a part of the Agile Tools family. These tools are however believed to function better with medium scale units.
The market is now saturated with Agile Tools. Vendors from everywhere are coming up with something new almost regularly. One has the option of choosing from a gamut of tools there in the industry. Rommana Integrated Application Lifecycle Manager facilitates the process of choosing these tools by giving an unbiased opinion of the package and the damage of the entire picture.
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