These past days have been quite active for me. Lots of learning of newer technologies (you know, those that will change soon and that I wouldn'd classify as Computer Science, as, for me, Computer Science is a sacred name).

One of these is things that I've been learning is about Software Development Process and its variants, mostly focused on Agile development.

The concepts involved are a mix of people management with the issue of these new tools we call personal computers. This makes the things studied, at the same time, general enough to be applied wherever we have teams working for a common objective (and the different approaches to reach the goals ranging from things where everything is specified to where adaptation is the key word of the project) and not "scientific", in the sense that the results can hardly be reproduced in a lab.

Well, actually, what would be a lab in this case, where one of the most crucial aspects is human behaviour and variables inserted all the time? So, in a sense, if I were to put "Software Development" in any "science" part of the human knowledge, then it would be within Humanities or Social Sciences.

Some of the most important things that I reckon that have the potential to "stand-out" of these moving targets we currently witness are the collaborative methodology of work, including the Wiki phenomenon (with the tools for such collaborative development, like version control systems like Subversion), and adaptation of targets and goals.

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