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

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6. Conclusions

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After you find the gold, there's still the job of picking out your particular nuggets.

In the preceding chapters we have presented a good deal of information on the characteristics of agile and plan-driven methods and how they can be used effectively in a variety of situations. In this chapter we sum up our thoughts in six conclusions. We follow that with a discussion of how your organization can assess your current agility-discipline balance and then improve it to better fit your organization's evolving goals.

Be forewarned that we will make some pretty heroic generalizations across wide swaths of agile and plan-driven methods. ...

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