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Crystal Clear A Human-Powered Methodology for Small Teams by Alistair Cockburn

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Preface

Crystal Clear: A few key rules to get a small project into its safety zone.

You have barely enough resources to get the system out. You don't want the team to write long documents, but they are forgetting things they are supposed to know about. You dislike heavy software development processes, but you want your team to work better than just randomly. You particularly want the software to come out the door successfully.

You considered sitting down and writing out the basic discussions the team should have and the work products they must be careful to attend to. You asked yourself:

What have other small, successful project teams done?

What practices do they use?

This book answers those questions. It is the result of ten years of debriefing ...

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