A Pragmatic Point of View

This book is not an academic analysis of why something should or shouldn’t work, and it isn’t a catalog of available practices and methodologies that you can choose from.

Instead, this book presents what has worked for us on real-life software projects. We would introduce a new tool or practice and use it until it was evident whether it worked. We kept those that worked in our software development toolbox and carried them with us. Eventually, it actually appeared we knew what we were doing! We hope these tools and practices will work well for you also.

We’ve spent time in startups that didn’t have the luxury of using a methodology simply because it was “the right one.” Our circumstances forced us to find ideas ...

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