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Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
March 29, 2020 Vol. 21, No. 07


Inaugural newsletter issue was May 10, 2000, this is issue 517


In this issue

1) What are various agile approaches?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What are various agile approaches?

by Daniel J. Power and Ciara Heavin

Information technology/Information Systems professionals have been refining and trying various agile approaches for more than 25 years. Originally focused on completing software development projects, Agile is now viewed as a mindset and a way of thinking about tasks and work. For example, agile principles guide the decision making of agile teams. Different sources include various approaches, frameworks or methods in the overall category of agile approaches. There are many approaches including Scrum, Kanban, Lean, Extreme Programming (XP), Crystal, Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM), Feature Driven Development (FDD), and Test-Driven Development (TDD) Learning about multiple frameworks will increase your versatility and help you participate in a wide variety of projects. The following are four major approaches.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

03/23/2020 Rockwell Automation named one of the World's most ethical companies for the 12th time. Check release.

03/20/2020 COVID-19: How Planbox customers are fighting back. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. IFIP WG8.3 Decision Support 2020 in Wroclaw, Poland, June 24-26, 2020. Check release.

2. AMCIS 2020 SIGDSA, August 12-16, 2020, Salt Lake City, Utah. Check release.

3. KDD 2020 will convene in San Diego, California Aug. 22-27, 2020. Check release.

4. Call for articles Journal of Business Analytics, an official journal of the Operational Research Society. The journal serves the emerging and rapidly growing community of business analytics both in academia and industry. Check https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tjba20/current.

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