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

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Chapter 6 Managing the Cost of Change

Chapter contents

  • Introduction 90
  • Flattening the Curve with Feedback Loops 90
  • Avoiding the Curve by Managing the Unknown 98
  • Lowering the Curve by Increasing Productivity 108
  • Providing Effective Tools 108
  • Languages and Tooling 109
  • Buy, Don’t Build 110
  • Effective Communication 110
  • Gauging Performance with Pairs 115

Introduction

Previous chapters discuss the exponentially growing cost of the change curve and its staggering ability to destroy your software project. This chapter outlines strategies on how to tame the curve and maximize the return on your investment into your software project.

There are several primary methods for managing the cost of the change curve. The good news for most executives is ...

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