Crystal Clear: A Human-Powered Methodology for Small Teams

Front Cover
Pearson Education, Oct 19, 2004 - Computers - 336 pages
1 Review

Carefully researched over ten years and eagerly anticipated by the agile community, Crystal Clear: A Human-Powered Methodology for Small Teams is a lucid and practical introduction to running a successful agile project in your organization. Each chapter illuminates a different important aspect of orchestrating agile projects.


Highlights include

  • Attention to the essential human and communication aspects of successful projects
  • Case studies, examples, principles, strategies, techniques, and guiding properties
  • Samples of work products from real-world projects instead of blank templates and toy problems
  • Top strategies used by software teams that excel in delivering quality code in a timely fashion
  • Detailed introduction to emerging best-practice techniques, such as Blitz Planning, Project 360º, and the essential Reflection Workshop
  • Question-and-answer with the author about how he arrived at these recommendations, including where they fit with CMMI, ISO, RUP, XP, and other methodologies
  • A detailed case study, including an ISO auditor's analysis of the project

Perhaps the most important contribution this book offers is the Seven Properties of Successful Projects. The author has studied successful agile projects and identified common traits they share. These properties lead your project to success; conversely, their absence endangers your project.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - ddailey - LibraryThing

Overview of the how to manage a project using agile methodology. Clear, good easy read. Read full review

Contents

OSMOTIC COMMUNICATION
PERSONAL SAFETY
EASYACCESS TO EXPERT USERS

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2004)

Alistair Cockburn is a renowned software expert and accomplished instructor. He carefully separates advice to experts from advice to newcomers. Newcomers to agile development will find a step-by-step introduction to selected agile techniques previously not described elsewhere. Experts will see new strategies and techniques to try, as well as the contextual information they need for advanced decision-making.


© Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

Bibliographic information