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Broken Agile: Stories from the Trenches, Second Edition by Tim Brizard

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CHAPTER 1

Introduction

I am going to begin with a few comments about the purpose of this book and what went into writing it.

The book is based on more than six years of working on several projects using Agile software development methodology. These projects began at several different companies, across several industries, and varied in size from small to extremely large.

This volume is a set of perspectives and stories from the trenches of these Agile projects based on my experiences as a senior software engineer, a technical lead, and an automation engineer.

It is as much a telling of what can go wrong using Agile as it is a guide on how to avoid land mines.

The purpose of the book is not to point out mistakes by management or others. Rather, ...

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