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A Practical Approach to Large-Scale Agile Development: How HP Transformed LaserJet FutureSmart Firmware by Pat Fulghum, Mike Young, Gary Gruver

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Chapter 1. Agile Principles Versus Practices

A recent search for books on agile software development came back with hundreds of hits. Every agile book starts with a discussion of principles in agile, and then very quickly launches into the author’s favorite practices. With a title that starts with “a practical approach,” you probably guessed correctly that we also talk about plenty of practices. That’s because it’s tough to roll out a principle to an organization—you can only effectively roll out practices. Practices are tangible, and they involve all the “make it work” things like tools and training and processes. But it’s critical to start the conversation with principles. On a recent visit to Bangalore, the software IT capital of India and ...

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