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Breaking the Addiction to Process: An Introduction to Agile Project Management by Elizabeth Scanlon Thomas

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CHAPTER 1: SATISFY THE CUSTOMERTHROUGH EARLY AND CONTINUOUS DELIVERY

Time will not be ours forever.

Ben Jonson

Breaking the Addiction to Process Step 1: Don’t be afraid to deliver to customers quickly even if it means living without a full roadmap.

This chapter explains how to work quickly from defining a requirement to delivering a working piece of software to your customer. Instead of time-consuming overall planning ahead of time and working towards a big release, you work on a small piece of the project and deliver that continuously. As Peter Drucker points out, ‘Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work’.

The failure of traditional project management

You know how people hate to wait to get something ...

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