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Becoming Agile: ... in an imperfect world by Greg Smith, Ahmed Sidky

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Chapter 18. Delivering working software

Delivering working software

If the Acme Media team decided to track their pilot project in a project tool, they would say that the project is around 50 percent complete. Fifty-percent complete sounds good. You're halfway there. You can tell your stakeholders that you're on schedule and they don't need to worry about anything. But this is where things change in an agile environment.

In an agile environment, you measure status by working code. Knowing if a project is feasible is a good thing. Doing initial planning is a good thing. But to this point, you haven't delivered any value to the customer. From a customer perspective, you have ...

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