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

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CHAPTER 8: MAINTAIN A CONSTANT PACE INDEFINITELY

To endure, and go calmly on!

Ben Jonson

Breaking the Addiction to Process Step 8: Stop being a perfectionist and burning out your team to deliver overengineered software.

In traditional projects, a team has a finish line – the last date the software can be delivered to a customer. Time is not managed as well as it could be – perhaps the team is slow to get going, but the deadline is unmovable. As the finish line comes in sight, teams go into overdrive mode, driven to deliver a complete software application.

A related point is that only in Agile do you get the bad news quickly. In a conventional project, bad news comes slowly, fooling everyone into thinking there’s much more time left than there ...

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