Chapter 3. The Agile Project Lifecycle in Detail


It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage.

 --George William Curtis

The emphasis is on steering the project—which is quite straightforward—rather than an exact prediction of what will be needed and how long it will take—which is quite difficult.

 --Ron Jeffries

In this chapter, we expand the general agile project lifecycle that was introduced to you in the previous chapter. As we explained, the agile project lifecycle is composed of a series of phases, called “releases,” and the iterations that fit within releases. This chapter will help you understand what happens at the project, release, iteration, and daily levels within the agile project lifecycle. ...

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