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The Software Craftsman: Professionalism, Pragmatism, Pride by Sandro Mancuso

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7. Technical Practices

What is the real business value of certain technical practices? Why should I, as a project manager or product owner, care about technical practices? As a developer, why should I care about Test-Driven Development (TDD), pair programming, and all these other Extreme Programming (XP) practices? I’ve been developing software for a long time and never needed them.

This chapter addresses all these questions and gives you more ammunition to convince your peers and managers to adopt certain technical practices, or at least review the value of the ones you currently use.

The Right Thing versus the Thing Right

The feedback loop provided by process-oriented Agile methodologies enables us to regularly inspect whether the business ...

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