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Extreme Programming Installed by Chet Hendrickson, Ann Anderson, Ron Jeffries

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Chapter 19. Steering

The estimates are wrong. Your priorities will change. You must steer.

You're smart people, and you're going to be learning during the course of your project. Customers will learn what they want by seeing what they get and by learning the cost of the features they would like to have. The programmers will learn that some things are harder than they thought, and that some things are easier. They will learn good ways of doing work that they need to do a lot of, and they'll build tools to make things go faster.

The results of this are clear. I'm sure your own history will agree when you look back on it: on most projects, the ...

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