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

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Chapter 5 The Solution’s Critical Pieces

Chapter contents

  • Introduction 58
  • The Big Game 58
  • The Entire Company Must Buy In 59
  • Work Space 62
  • Personnel Roles 67
  • Hiring Smart 73
  • Compensation 79
  • Development Tools 81
  • Cycle Commitments 83

Introduction

Team sports provide excellent metaphors for business, and baseball, with its emphasis on team play, seasons, trades, playoffs, tradition, and even designated hitters, provides many colorful analogies. Seeing the Six Week Solution through the eyes of baseball emphasizes team play and helps understand the process better. Everybody has strengths and weaknesses, and it is understood that not every player on the field is the big hitting outfielder, not every player is a utility infielder, not every ...

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