The Agile Dictionary – Introduction

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The Agile Dictionary

 

 

When teams begin to develop using agile methodology, one of the first resources that is requested is a dictionary of all the agile terms and phrases.   This entry is meant to be the start of a comprehensive agile dictionary that will grow and change over time.   Please feel free to comment or contact me to add a term.

– A –

Agile

Architect

Architecture

Alpha Testing

 

– B –

Beta Testing

Blackbox Testing

Build Automation

Burndown

 

– C –

Configuration Management

Co-located

Commit

 

– D –

Definition of Done

Demonstration/ Sprint Review Meeting

Deployment

Design

Development Team

Documentation

– E –

Effort

Epic

 

– F –

Feature/Function

 

– G –

 

– H –

 

– I –

Impediment

Implementation

Integration

Integration Testing

Interaction Design/User Experience Design

Iteration/Sprint

 

– J –

 

– K –

Kanban

 

– L –

 

– M –

Maintenance

Manager

Metric

 

– N –

 

– O –

 

– P –

Planning Poker

Planning Session

Product Backlog

Product Owner

Project Management

 

– Q –

[Software] Quality Assurance (SQA)

 

– R –

Release

Release Burndown

Retrospective

Requirement

 

– S –

Scope

Scrum-ban

Scrum

Scrum Master

Scrum of Scrums

Sign-off

Specification

Sprint/Iteration

[Research] Spike/ Discovery Task

Sprint Backlog

Sprint Burndown

Stakeholder

Stand-up

Story Point

 

– T –

Tasks

Testing

Theme

Timeboxing

Tracer Bullet

 

– U –

User Story

 

– V –

Velocity

 

– W –

Waterfall

Whitebox Testing

 

– X –

 

– Y –

 

– Z –

 

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