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

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CHAPTER 7: WORKING SOFTWARE IS THE PRIMARY MEASURE OF PROGRESS

Weigh the meaning and look not at the words.

Ben Jonson

Breaking the Addiction to Process Step 7: Stop working long hours to impress management – it’s only the results that count.

This chapter discusses a new way of thinking about productivity – it’s not how many hours you work, what your professional qualifications are or who you know – it’s how often your team produces a working piece of software, no matter how small, for the customer.

Steve Borthwick explains:

This is important for the rest of the business to buy into. In most business fields, it’s harder work or more hours that are the measures to watch; these are much easier to track. Ideally, you need to come up with some ...

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