By Alistair Cockburn

Rigorously researched over ten years and eagerly expected by means of the agile neighborhood, Crystal transparent: A Human-Powered method for Small groups is a lucid and sensible creation to working a profitable agile undertaking on your association. each one bankruptcy illuminates a special very important element of orchestrating agile initiatives.

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You describe your design using hypertext documents and technical memos and avoid UML drawings, or you describe classes using UML or one of the -OOM notations, and avoid responsibility statements. You document your system using videos of the designers walking through the design. There are lots of variations for how to describe the design (we aren't even close to figuring out the best way). If you don't like my use case format, you can come up with your own requirements format (possibly user stories or feature lists).

Just knowing what is important isn't enough. Developers regularly report that meetings, requests to give demos, and demands to fix run-time bugs keep them from completing their work. It quite typically takes a person about twenty minutes and considerable mental energy to regain her train of thought after one of these interruptions. When the interruptions happen three or four times a day, it is not uncommon for the person to simply idle between interruptions, feeling that it is not worth the energy to get deeply into a train of thought when the next distraction will just show up in the middle of it.

Unless there is a specific reason countering it, amicability spreads quickly and makes the team more comfortable in exchanging information quickly. Personal safety and amicability together help lead to collaboration across organizational boundaries, the establishment of global lifelines for the project. I set amicability as significant management element on a project, partly as evidence for personal safety. Once personal safety and amicability are established, a useful, playful dynamic may emerge.

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