Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Remarks on The Art of Agile Development
There are a large number of books about agile development, and many more about XP, but the book The Art of Agile Development by James Shore & Shane Warden is really exceptional. In addition to covering the principles and practices of XP, the authors spend a lot of time on the interpersonal aspects of software development. Team building is important on any project. The book shows how XP practices reinforce important values like trust, respect, and teamwork. This book will be a reference that I return to for its clear understanding of agile and, more importantly, how to lead a team. Highly recommended.