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Balancing Agility and Discipline: A Guide for the Perplexed by Richard Turner, Barry Boehm

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4. Expanding the Home Grounds: Two Case Studies

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Sometimes you just have to see something to believe it can be done.

While the last chapter illustrated the “pure” application of agile and plan-driven methods, it raised the question of what to do on a specific project that may not fit within the conceptual home ground of either approach. Is it really feasible to use a combination of agile and plan-driven methods on future projects? We believe so, and in this chapter summarize two well-documented experiences that illustrate moving the methods away from their home ground. The first describes how leading agile practitioners are using plan-driven ...

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