Preface

We are dedicated to the use of agile practices in software development (a.k.a. agilists), but we didn’t start out that way. We began as Project Management Professionals (PMP®)1 who used more traditional methods in the development of software.

Why We Wrote This Book

We followed the approaches outlined in the Project Management Institute’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge—Third Edition (PMBOK® Guide) for much of our careers, and in moving to agile approaches we became more aware of the misconceptions out there surrounding the subject matter of this book—incorrect ideas that we once believed as well. Now as agile consultants, we continue to hear our clients say that they believe (incorrectly) that if they are to keep their ...

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