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Becoming Agile: ... in an imperfect world by Greg Smith, Ahmed Sidky

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Chapter 17. Start your engines: iteration 0

Start your engines: iteration 0

At this point, the Acme team has performed feasibility and planning work for the pilot project. Many people in the agile community label this predevelopment work iteration 0. Iteration 0 work is foundational work that is performed prior to development starting.

For our purposes, iteration 0 is the foundational work performed after initial planning but before development begins. Iteration 0 work usually runs for about a week, but it can take less or more time depending on project complexity. Let's look at some of the typical tasks performed during this timeframe.

Initial vision for the architecture

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