Rocks Into Gold: An Agile Parable

Rocks Into Gold An Agile Parable What if you could easily get % of the benefits of Agile without changing how you build software Bob Billington has a problem he s about to lose his job because the economy has taken a sudden nose d

  • Title: Rocks Into Gold: An Agile Parable
  • Author: Clarke Ching
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 261
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  • What if you could easily get 80% of the benefits of Agile, without changing how you build software Bob Billington has a problem he s about to lose his job because the economy has taken a sudden nose dive taking the big project he is working on with it Bob, a natural born problem solver, starts asking questions the first being What does it take for a project to be cWhat if you could easily get 80% of the benefits of Agile, without changing how you build software Bob Billington has a problem he s about to lose his job because the economy has taken a sudden nose dive taking the big project he is working on with it Bob, a natural born problem solver, starts asking questions the first being What does it take for a project to be commercially viable in a recession Bob s questions surprise his bosses and his customers why does a programmer need to know about business The answers surprise everyone Rocks Into Gold is a business parable As short and snappy as a baby crocodile about 15 30 minutes worth of reading , it explains the essence of Agile Software Development without using any Agile words or jargon You might think of it as Who Moved my Waterfall or The One Minute Software Engineer saves his company Since it was published, in 2009, 90,000 people have already read it for free on slideshare I found it very thought provoking it made me think about how my firm creates and presents an offering to a client Mark Woeppel, Author Projects in Less Time A Synopsis of Critical Chain and Manufacturer s Guide to Implementing the Theory of Constraints , pinnacle strategies Clarke You ve got real skill at saying the simplest thing that could possibly work to get people s thinking shifted over to fundamental ideas that can t help but inspire action Thanks so much I will recommend this little book Nancy Van Schooenderwoert, Agile coach specializing in embedded systems, leanagilepartners Clarke is a good story teller I particularly like the lessons he offers from theory of constraints and lean perspectives Many people will miss it That s ok It s a story not a lecture They won t miss that there is a way they can bring value to their clients while increasing the cash flow for their firm Nice job Clarke Hal Macomber, Project Reformer and well known Lean blogger , reformingprojectmanagement

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    1 thought on “Rocks Into Gold: An Agile Parable”

    1. Books don’t have to be long to deliver valuable lessons. in this short story, Clarke turns a “boring” business chart into a compelling story. Worth reading it and fully recommended.

    2. Short, but good. Interesting points on the benefits of iterative development.Sad that the programmer didn't get more than a pat on the back.

    3. While a good read on it's own better check out "Rolling Rocks Downhill" -- that book is more detailed and well written than this one.

    4. I've read this book in a couple versions. It's great stuff and a nice, fast read.And Clarke is a great guy. I consider him a friend.

    5. A short novel, finished in less than 2 hours. Interesting story to read if you are still skeptical about agile process.

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