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Agile Management for Software Engineering: Applying the Theory of Constraints for Business Results by Eli Schragenheim, David J. Anderson

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Chapter 22. Project Management with FDD

Self-Organizing Construction within Planned Assembly

FDD lends itself readily to the techniques for Agile project management from Chapter 6, Agile project planning from Chapter 7, and software resource planning from Chapter 10.

Paul Szego talked about the notion of self-organizing construction within planned assembly [Highsmith 2002, p. 277]. What he means is that individual Features are left for the Feature Team of developers to plan, design, and construct, while the overall project is planned as a series of aggregations of Features for testing and delivery. These aggregations are known as Business Activities (or Feature Sets), and aggregations of Activities are known as Subject Areas. These aggregates ...

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