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Specification by Example: How Successful Teams Deliver the Right Software by Gojko Adzic

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Chapter 15. Sabre Airline Solutions

Sabre Airline Solutions offers software and services to help airlines plan, operate, and sell their products. They are an early adopter of Extreme Programming and Specification by Example and an interesting case study because they applied SBE on a massive project, with a relatively large distributed team.

The project was Sabre AirCentre Movement Manager, a software system that monitors airline operations and alerts the relevant teams when it finds issues, allowing them to adjust schedules to minimize the impact to customers and the airline. According to Wes Williams, an agile coach at Sabre, two previous projects to build similar systems failed because of the domain complexity and quality issues. Specification ...

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