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Re: Re: Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method"

From: Anatoli Davidson C.
Sent on: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 10:26 AM
Murray,

The are as many checklists as there are book authors :) E.g. I like McConnell's "Classic Mistakes Enumerated" (http://www.stevemcconnell.com/rdenum.htm). It's not a checklist per se, but it's a list and you can check your project against it :)

Notice, it was published in 1996 in his book "Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules" (I read it and recommend everyone else to do the same -- in fact, read as many of McConnell's books as you can, it will do you good). He, and others from whose work he draws himself, didn't need Agile manifesto to see what's working and what's not.

Heck, I would argue, tongue in cheek, that you don't need TDD if you just follow the recommendations in the "Elements of Programming Style" published in 1974 (!), which is another classic text on the topic of do's and dont's, albeit at different level.

-Anatoli

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