Is scrum agile software development the current trend?

Is scrum agile software development the current trend? Or is there something newer and in common use?

Starr DuskkASP.NET VB.NET DeveloperAsked:
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Brad GrouxSenior Manager (Wintel Engineering)Commented:
Scrum isn't just limited to software, which makes it nice from a project management standpoint (which is where it got it's start). It is easy to dole out tasks to various developers or team members and have them finish in a timely fashion and it is also fast and easy to get situation reports daily from developers (and/or project participants) on their current tasks. The instant feedback on "where are we today" and "where will we be tomorrow" is it's bread and butter and I'm not sure of another system that does so better.

The biggest advantage I think of scrum is the ability to show frequent and continued progress on long-term and large scale projects that don't have easily definable milestones.

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Starr DuskkASP.NET VB.NET DeveloperAuthor Commented:
well, I've been operating with scrum on this project for 2 years, and have been releasing code on a 7-30 day rotation.

Now someone has apparently advised management to release every 6 months and that is going to drive me nuts. I like to get things done, tested, and out the door so that I don't have to support the old live code and the new code if I have to publish a quick fix in between. Ugh.

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