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Focusing on value

A realistic look into practical software development

Demystifying Extreme Programming: Focusing on value is an excellent article on IBM dW. I feel it is a bit more generic than focusing on eXtreme Programming.

Specifically, it looks into what kind of value we need to expect from our software projects. Quite a few times, people think that following one process or other is answer to all problems. That results in extra focus on the process rather than on the end result.

People who pay for software development projects need answers to three questions before they'll commit their dollars:


The article also discusses the myth of perfect planning.