Crystal (also called Crystal Clear) is an Agile software development framework developed by Alistair Cockburn, one of the initiators of the agile movement in software development. It is primarily focused on the collaboration and interactions between teams of people rather than the processes and artifacts of traditional methodologies. Crystal methods value:
- Frequent delivery of working software
- Continuous, reflective improvement
- Osmotic communication via team colocation
- Technical excellence by utilizing automated testing, configuration management and frequent integration
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