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Agile Software Development Ecosystems by Jim Highsmith

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Chapter 16. Bob Charette

Bob Charette

My favorite anecdote about Bob Charette, which indicates the depth to which Bob thinks about things, involved a discussion we had several years ago when he was constructing a new office. Bob was telling me about his new bookshelves. “Yes,” Bob mused, “I had to reduce my collection to only 8,000 books.” Bob is my favorite reference librarian—whenever I need to know about a subject, I fire off an email asking for references. Whether it's about the Austrian school of economic theory or decision making, Bob usually provides a thought-provoking list.

Of all the ASDEs, Bob's Lean Development has the most strategic focus. LD is ...

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