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Adaptive Software Development: A Collaborative Approach to Managing Complex Systems by James A. Highsmith

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Chapter 6. Learning: Models, Techniques, and Cycle Review Practices

Climbing, like most sports, requires practice, but it also requires variety in learning. Improving at any sport involves more than just going out and playing. Golfers who want to get better spend time learning on the driving range or on the putting green, competitive ice skaters spend countless sessions practicing figures, and basketball players spend hours drilling in basics like shooting free throws, for example.

“The organization’s ability to learn faster (and possibly better) than the competition becomes its most sustainable competitive advantage.”

—A. De Geus [1997], p. 157.

Climbing requires much more than getting strong. While weight training can target specific muscles, ...

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