One of the perks of my MBA was free access to tones of great journal articles. For instance, I've got free access to HBR, IEEE, ACM, MIT Sloan and tonnes of other journals that I've never even heard of. There's some really good stuff hidden out there that you mere mortals aren't even aware of and can't get your hands on.
But! I lose my access in a few months and will have to start pay for the articles in many cases or just go without completely. I will be mortal again. Yikes!
Now, this execptional article (it really is good stuff) is an exception - it's free but you have to register first, and it takes a day to get the reply:
Extreme Programming and Agile Software Development Methodologies
Lowell Lindstrom and Ron Jeffries
Several agile (i.e., lightweight) development methodologies, especially extreme programming (XP), have been argued to be a solution to many of the problems that continue to plague software development projects. The authors provide a useful evaluation of such approaches, including a discussion of the values that underlie the XP methodology.
But, the annoying thing is that (a) this article is really good (b) I only found it through one of my MBA databases (searching for "agile") and (c) it took me ages to find it on the web.