Chapter 1Introduction to Agile Methods

Agile methods are revolutionizing the approach to software development.

Achieving Competitive Advantage in a Software Economy

The software industry has evolved to become one of the most important industries of our time. Employing millions of practitioners throughout virtually every developed country worldwide, this industry creates some of the most essential products we use to maintain and extend our lifestyles. From controlling the production of the food we eat, to providing safety and control of the vehicles we drive, to providing life-sustaining medical advances and automating the businesses that employ us, software has become the embodiment of much of the world’s most valuable intellectual property. ...

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