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

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CHAPTER 3: DELIVER WORKING SOFTWARE FREQUENTLY

In small proportions we just beauties see;And in short measures, life may perfect be.

Ben Jonson

Breaking the Addiction to Process Step 3: Stop overwhelming yourself with all you have to do – break tasks down into increments and do the smallest things first.

Do you leave things to the last minute, then feel like you’ll sink from the boatload of stuff you have to do? Agile methodology has a way to handle this that will help you in real life too.

Have you ever seen one of those Lazy Person’s Guide to Getting Things Done-type of article? The generic items on those lists are applicable to an Agile project too, for example:

• Make a To Do list. Keep a notebook with you and cross out any item you’ve ...

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