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September 2010 Archives

Book: The Wisdom of Crowds

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The Wisdom of Crowds
by James Surowiecki

Summary: An very accessible discussion about why crowds of random people can often draw better and more accurate conclusions than a small group of experts.

Intended Audience: Interesting to all, especially those who make decisions with the help of their teams

Book: Implementing Lean Software Development

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Implementing Lean Software Development: From Concept to Cash
by Mary and Tom Poppendieck

Summary: A highly readable description of lean software development, with an abundance of guides and tips for figuring out how to apply the principles to increase the effectiveness of your teams

Intended Audience: Those who use lean practices and those who want to implement them in their software development organization

Book: Extreme Programming Explained

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Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change
by Kent Beck

Summary: The seminal explanation of Extreme Programming (XP), including the problems it addresses, its fundamental philosophies, and how these philosophies can be implemented in software development organization.

Intended Audience: Any and every development team member, agile or not; those who support and lead these teams

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