I'm discovering Scrum, and I must say that I wished that a Scrum Master were seating at our daily mettings, when the boss was always interfering, yelling, and wasting everybody's time. 15 minutes meeting becoming a 3 hours-nonsense.
About the book, do we need to dig more into XP, Scrum and other techniques, or will the introduction provided in Chapter One be enough to go on ?
thanks for your question. We do not assume that you know of any one specific process, or a lot about agile development. The book provides an intro, and every practices is also written as an independent piece that can be read in any order. Each practices relates the practice to our everyday world by providing analogies. As you read through the practices, you will see analogies to home improvement projects, Julius Ceasar and his strategy around conquering the world, experiences from restaurant visits, etc, so I hope that you can relate to these analogies to make it more obvious what the practice is about.
I just finished a bibliography on Napolean, and I was very pleasantly surprised how modern principles he applied to building communities and efficient societies. He was +100 years before his time...
However, he failed to apply the pattern "divide and conquer" and ended up having all of Europe fighting him, which led to his end. So, he would have been a poor example for applying that pattern, while Julius was a master at applying the pattern, allowing Rome to prosper for hundreds of years, while France was only propsering for a few years under Napoleon...
I will try to get Napoleon into the next book, as I said, a fascinating guy...
You can't have everything. Where would you put it?
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