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Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012: Adopting Agile Software Practices: From Backlog to Continuous Feedback, Third Edition by Neno Loje, Sam Guckenheimer

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2. Scrum, Agile Practices, and Visual Studio

One methodology cannot possibly be the “right” one, but...there is an appropriate, different way of working for each project and project team.1

—Alistair Cockburn

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Figure 2.1. The rhythm of a crew rowing in unison is a perfect example of flow in both the human and management senses. Individuals experience the elation of performing optimally, and the coordinated teamwork enables the system as a whole (here, the boat) to achieve its optimum performance. It’s the ideal feeling of a “sprint.”

The preceding chapter discussed the Agile Consensus of the past decade. That chapter distinguished between complicated ...

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