Crystal Clear A Human-Powered Methodology for Small Teams. 1 review. by Alistair Cockburn. Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional. Release Date: October. Crystal Clear by Alistair Cockburn, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Alistair Cockburn /ˈælɪstər ˈkoʊbərn/ (born November 19, ) is an American computer The methodologies in the Crystal family (e.g., Crystal Clear ), described by Alistair Cockburn, are considered examples of lightweight methodology.
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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. One more thing that I find perplexing about this book. Apr 02, Johnny rated it really liked it. Alistair Alitair in Seattle in And many of the failed projects failed because they missed something—such as expert end-user involvement or accessibility throughout the project.
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From this research, he constructed a family of methodologies, along with principles for tuning them. Delphi Estimation Using Expertise Rankings.
Cockburn believes that by being co-located, information flows around team members so they pick up valuable and relevant information even when not actively involved. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately alixtair, especially if potentially libelous or harmful.
Every member of the team should be able to speak without fear of ridicule or reprisal, whether it be a new idea, a concern or a problem they are encountering. Collaboration Explained Jean Tabaka. These small teams can be much more effective and predictable than much larger teams that follow cokcburn bureaucratic and prescriptive development processes.
Crystal Clear A Human-Powered Methodology for Small Teams [Book]
Iterations help with this by providing feedback on whether or not the current process is working. What about UML and architecture? Back cover copy “The best thinking in the agile development community brought to street-level in the form of implementable strategy and tactics.
For crystall, examples of requirements documents and design diagrams.
Here was a project that alitair my opinion was an overwhelming success–high productivity, high quality, delivery, happy customer, and the fact that the team would do it again. This suggests clear communication, prioritisation of requirements, goal setting, etc. Source Code and Delivery Package. Is it because other approaches have done an amazing job on marketing: What is the Crystal family?
Cockburn found that the more of these properties that were in a project, the more likely it was to succeed. Technical environment with automated tests, configuration management, and frequent integration. In short, they are:. Applied The Seven Properties Chapter 3. What about fixed-price and fixed-scope projects? The author has studied successful agile projects and identified common traits they share.
cokburn Huge swaths of material were skimmable at best for me. What about the CMM I? Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Expect more in the future. In terms of Crystal — Yes, it is very very good. Collaboration across Organizational Boundaries.
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Unfortunately, the book suffers from a bit too much of trying to be something for everybody. The final story was a great read. Books by Alistair Cockburn.
The larger a project gets from left to rightthe darker the colour. Other books in this series. However bad it is right now, there is hope.