Balancing Agility and Discipline: A Guide for the Perplexed by Barry Boehm, Richard Turner, Grady Booch, Alistair Cockburn,

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

This e-book was once written in 2004 by means of Barry Boehm and Richard Turner, however the incontrovertible fact that it truly is already on its sixth reprint tells whatever approximately its price. it is a very pragmatic e-book that attempts to install standpoint agile and plan-driven software program improvement methods. incidentally, the humorous factor is that the notice "waterfall" isn't pointed out within the e-book. this can be because of its detrimental connotation and likewise to the truth that Barry Boehm favors a spiral strategy. The e-book has additionally followed a shrewdpermanent constitution with a primary "quick-read" a part of one hundred fifty pages that supply the middle of the fabric after which a hundred pages of appendixes to regard a few components extra specifically.

After a comparability of agile and plan-driven methods, the e-book illustrates its imaginative and prescient of those techniques through proposing undertaking case reports. It deals additionally a risk-based process for making method judgements that combine agile and plan-driven practices. Even the publication isn't fresh, it has the benefit of confronting agile and plan-driven methods in a comparatively goal method. hence, it's a very steered examining for those that are looking to enhance their software program improvement method with out short of inevitably to be a "purist" of a specific technique. it's also a booklet the place people who have already made their selection could be in a position to ponder the "other" software program improvement technique with a special view and in addition achieve a greater perception on their lonesome strengths and weaknesses.

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