Foreword

By now, early 2012, it is spectacularly clear that agile software development is not only here to stay it has become the dominant development paradigm worldwide. Organizations have discovered that the claimed benefits of agile – improved quality, improved business value delivered, improved return on investment (ROI), and improved time to delivery – are observably and measurably real. It is also spectacularly clear that data is here to stay too, that data has been important for decades and will continue to be important regardless of development paradigm or even underlying implementation technology. Because these two industry trends are spectacularly clear (yes, I love the term "spectacularly clear") a wealth of books have been written ...

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