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Crystal Clear A Human-Powered Methodology for Small Teams by Alistair Cockburn

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Chapter 7. Questioned (Frequently Asked)

Readers may be curious about how these ideas arose, how they compare with others in the industry, how far they can be stretched, and what to do when they don't seem to apply. The chapter is presented in question-and-answer form to allow for “talking about” the ideas, everything from philosophical foundations to “How do I get started?”

Crystal Clear works because software development is an economically constrained cooperative game of invention and communication, and the rules of Crystal Clear improve both the invention and cooperation aspects of the team's work.

Paradox though it may seem, it is precisely the lack of requirements and planning documents together with having team members in the same room ...

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