By Barry Boehm,Richard Turner,Grady Booch,Alistair Cockburn,Arthur Pyster

Agility and self-discipline: those it seems that contrary attributes are, actually, complementary values in software program improvement. Plan-driven builders also needs to be agile; nimble builders should also be disciplined. the main to good fortune is discovering the perfect stability among the 2, as a way to fluctuate from undertaking to venture in keeping with the conditions and dangers concerned. builders, pulled towards contrary ends by means of impassioned arguments, eventually needs to the way to supply every one price its due of their specific situations.

Balancing Agility and Discipline sweeps apart the rhetoric, drills all the way down to the operational center options, and offers a optimistic method of defining a balanced software program improvement process. The authors disclose the forms and stagnation that mark self-discipline with out agility, and liken agility with out self-discipline to unbridled and fruitless enthusiasm. utilizing an afternoon within the lifetime of improvement groups and ground-breaking case reports, they illustrate the diversities and similarities among agile and plan-driven equipment, and convey that the easiest improvement options have how you can mix either attributes. Their research is either aim and level-headed, top eventually to transparent and sensible suggestions for all software program professionals--showing the way to find the candy spot at the agility-discipline continuum for any given project.

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