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Managing Iterative Software Development Projects by Ian Spence, Kurt Bittner

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2How Do Iterative Projects Function?

“The joint was rocking, going round and round.”Chuck Berry

Of all the characteristics of the family of modern, agile software development methods, the practice that makes the biggest contribution to the success of the method—and in most cases holds the whole thing together—is iterative development. It matters far less what method you select as long as you choose an iterative, incremental process.

In fact, if a project is iterating successfully, then it will probably be successful. It will certainly be under control and producing predictable results regardless of whether the project is using use cases, object orientation, aspect orientation, pair programming, or a test-first approach. The true value of ...

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