Getting Agile with Legacy Code

Steve Berczuk, Cyrus Innovation

Applying agile methods to legacy code is challenging. You have to live with code that is not as testable or as modular as you'd like, and you have to manage support concerns that disrupt your iteration plan-all while trying to establish new build and testing practices. Even if your project is agile, you may have dependencies on legacy projects that are not delivering at iteration boundaries. Steve Berczuk explains how to be agile with a legacy code base using design, testing, build, and software configuration management practices so that you can be agile even when your code is not. You'll leave better understanding how to balance the requirements of working with an existing code base with the desire to have a more agile development environment.

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