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Agile Adoption Patterns: A Roadmap to Organizational Success by Amr Elssamadisy

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Chapter 45. BabyCenter

It’s all too easy to get caught up in the energy of trying out new Agile practices like Pair Programming, Iterative Development, and Test-Driven Requirements and lose sight of the original motivating factors behind instituting those practices in the first place.[1]

There may be this vague notion that anything new has got to be better than what we have always (often painfully) done around here; therefore, the mere fact that you are trying something new is often good enough to justify the investment in time and effort of adopting a new practice. Yet, at the same time, so many practices now fall under the Agile umbrella that you may find yourself trying to figure out how you can possibly adopt everything at once. Maybe that ...

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