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The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master by David Thomas, Andrew Hunt

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Chapter 8Pragmatic Projects

As your project gets under way, we need to move away from issues of individual philosophy and coding to talk about larger, project-sized issues. We aren't going to go into specifics of project management, but we will talk about a handful of critical areas that can make or break any project.

As soon as you have more than one person working on a project, you need to establish some ground rules and delegate parts of the project accordingly. In Pragmatic Teams, we'll show how to do this while honoring the pragmatic philosophy.

The single most important factor in making project-level activities work consistently and reliably is to automate your procedures. We'll explain why, and show some real-life examples in Ubiquitous ...

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