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Managing the Design Factory: A Product Developer's Toolkit

Donald Reinertsen
Published 1997, 269 pages
If you ever wondered why there is always a bottle-neck at your Testing Department, then read chapter three of this book, 'Entering the Land of the Queues'. It goes on to provide the theory behind many other Agile Software Development concepts like feedback (Chapter 5), gathering metrics (Chapter 11), using the right tools (Chapter 10) as well as explaining how to manage uncertainty and risk (Chapter 12). It's a thought provoking book and highly recommended for anyone seeking justification for becoming more agile.
Will Stott
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Simon & Schuster ISBN 0-321-14653-0 Click to Order