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Software Development Methodology Patterns

“I promise not to exclude from consideration any idea based on its source, but to consider ideas across schools and heritages in order to find the ones that best suit the current situation.” -- The Oath of Non-Allegiance, Alistair Cockburn, Co-Creator of the Agile Manifesto One of my current interests is enumeration of common patterns within software development methodologies that might become part of a standard toolkit. I do not assume that all patterns apply equally well in every circumstance. I reject the idea that there is a silver-bullet methodology that will work for all types of projects – even considering that one might be defining patterns to be used at a single company with a single culture. The idea that strict methodologies apply well to all projects in all companies I reject with even more vehemence. So if each situation has some uniqueness, should we reject methodology altogether? Of course not. But rather than assume a monolithic prescriptive methodology can