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Rapid J2EE™ Development: An Adaptive Foundation for Enterprise Applications by Alan Monnox

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Chapter 3. Embracing Adaptive Methods

The number and range of books on software lifecycle methodologies is probably only eclipsed by the number of publications on weight loss. Despite the huge volume of literature and collective knowledge available on both topics, software projects still run late or fail completely to achieve their goals, and the western world still has an obesity problem.

Anyone wishing to lose weight is spoiled for a choice with an immense range of diets and dieting books from which to choose. However, the collective information in all of these works can be boiled down to a few simple facts that virtually everyone is aware of: If you eat less and exercise regularly, you will become fitter and trimmer.

I believe the same reductive ...

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