Chapter 7. Adapt the Process


This principle states that it is critical to rightsize the development process to the needs of the project. It is not a question of more being better, or of less being better. Rather, the amount of ceremony, precision, and control present in a project must be tailored according to a variety of factors—including the size and distribution of teams, the amount of externally imposed constraints, and the phase the project is in.

More process—whether usage of more artifacts, production of more detailed documentation, development and maintenance of more models that need to be synchronized, or more formal reviews—is not necessarily ...

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