jcatcw writes: Quick, incremental updates, along with heavy user involvement, are key characteristics of the emerging software development methods championed by a new generation of Web 2.0 start-ups. A survey conducted for Computerworld showed that an overwhelmingly majority of the respondents said that traditional corporate development teams could benefit from Web 2.0 techniques, specifically the incremental feature releases, quick user feedback loops and quality assurance programs that include users. Fifty seven percent of the respondents said that problem-solving and analytical skills will be key requirements for next generation developers. The bottom-line: corporate development teams need to get to know their users.
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price to pay for having somebody around the house who understands computers.