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Agile Software Engineering with Visual Studio: From Concept to Continuous Feedback, Second Edition by Sam Guckenheimer, Neno Loje

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Foreword

It is my honor to write a foreword for Sam’s book, Agile Software Engineering with Visual Studio. Sam is both a practitioner of software development and a scholar. I have worked with Sam for the past three years to merge Scrum with modern engineering practices and an excellent toolset, Microsoft’s VS 2010. We are both indebted to Aaron Bjork of Microsoft, who developed the Scrum template that instantiates Scrum in VS 2010 through the Scrum template.

I do not want Scrum to be prescriptive. I left many holes, such as what is the syntax and organization of the product backlog, the engineering practices that turned product backlog items into a potentially shippable increment, and the magic that would create self-organizing teams. In his ...

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