Agile & Iterative Development

I just finished Agile & Iterative Development: A Manager's Guide by Craig Larman, the #8 person on the Top 25 list of Most Popular Software Engineers. As the subtitle says, this book is for managers. Software Developers possibly won't find much of value in it, because the information on the individual agile best practices might be bit shallow to them. However, for ordinary managers this book contains a ton of practical advise.

Personally, I particularly liked the Evidence chapter, which contains lots of quotes from research and references to background material. For example, it shows the proven correlation between project size on the one hand, and project failure, scope creep, bug count and productivity on the other.

Craig is working on a new book called Scaling Lean & Agile Development. I will definately be among the first to buy it.

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