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Special Edition Using® Crystal Reports® 10 by Roger Sanborn, Steve Lucas, Kathryn Hunt, Joe Estes, Michael Voloshko, James Edkins, Bob Coates, Naisan Geula, Ryan Marples, Neil FitzGerald

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Approaching the Project

Many organizations have standard application development practices and methodologies that are followed with every project that involves system deployment efforts and some level of programmatic customization. These methodologies can trace their ancestry to a simplistic methodology that was used with the invention of the wheel.

The “invention of the wheel” approach goes something like this: Ug is bored of carrying his mammoth tusks on his back all day (business pain); he needs something that will help reduce his effort and allow him to carry more, increasing his efficiency and keeping his boss happy (requirements). After he finds and refines the solution (development) and tests it (pilot), Ug can show his colleagues and ...

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