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Agile Development and Business Goals by Joe Gee, George Stragand, Tom Wheeler, Bill Holtsnider

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Chapter 4 Overview of the Six Week Solution

Chapter contents

  • Introduction 38
  • Additional Problems 39
  • Components of Agile Alignment 41
  • Why Six Weeks? 41
  • Cycle Commitments 45
  • Developer Compensation: COD 45
  • Six Week Iterations 46
  • Time Boxing Development: Key Deadlines 48
  • Week 1: Cycle Kickoff 48
  • Week 3: Mea Culpa 51
  • Week 6: Testing 52
  • Steering with Business Goals 53

Introduction

We should have written this book years ago. Independently we had worked to ship software in a timely manner, aligned ourselves with the business part of the company, and shipped software frequently—sometimes quarterly, sometimes even weekly. We had worked on automating the build process with checks for unit and integration tests and had a deep desire to automatically ...

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