What Is Crystal Methodology (Agile)

  1. Crystal Definition

The Crystal methodology is one of the most lightweight, adaptable approaches to software development. Crystal is actually comprised of a family of agile methodologies such as Crystal Clear, Crystal Yellow, Crystal Orange and others, whose unique characteristics are driven by several factors such as team size, system criticality, and project priorities. This Crystal family addresses the realization that each project may require a slightly tailored set of policies, practices, and processes in order to meet the project’s unique characteristics. (http://www.versionone.com/Agile101/Agile-Development-Methodologies-Scrum-Kanban-Lean-XP/)

  1. Project Categories of Crystal Methodologies
  1. Projects are categorized according to the criticality of the system being Projects are categorized according to the criticality of the system being produced and the size of the project.
  2. Four levels of criticality have been defined, based on what might be lost because of a failure in the produced system

                    – Comfort (C)

                    – Discrectionary Money (D)

                    – Essential Money (E)

                    – Life (L) Continue reading

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