3. Business Practices

A cartoon, titled "Shark Quartanq" portrays the five investors of Shark Tank in an orchestra with the Agile conductor at the front.

There are a host of business-facing practices that development must follow in order to succeed. These include Planning, Small Releases, Acceptance Tests, and Whole Team.

Planning

How do you estimate a project? The simple answer is that you break it down into its constituent pieces and then estimate those pieces. This is a fine approach; but what if the pieces themselves are too big to estimate with any accuracy? You simply break down those pieces into smaller pieces and estimate them. I’m sure you can all smell the recursive descent.

How far down can you carry this procedure? You can carry it right down to individual ...

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