Crystal Clear A Human-Powered Methodology for Small Teams. 1 review. by Alistair Cockburn. Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional. Release Date: October. Crystal Clear by Alistair Cockburn, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Alistair Cockburn /ˈælɪstər ˈkoʊbərn/ (born November 19, ) is an American computer The methodologies in the Crystal family (e.g., Crystal Clear ), described by Alistair Cockburn, are considered examples of lightweight methodology.

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What kind of methodology description is this? Lists with This Book. Retrieved from ” https: Robert Dietze rated it it was amazing Aug 21, I love the basic methodology, the focus on communications, personal safety, reflection workshops, importance of keeping methods lightweight, etc.

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Alex Berezhnoy rated it did not like it Apr 18, Please help by adding reliable sources. The Roles and Their Work Products. Essential reading crystxl anyone who shares the passion for creating quality software. Want to Read saving….

Jim, thanks for your comment. I’ve seen thousands of such examples and seeing new ones in this context provides nothin Some aspects of this book were totally awesome.


He describes ‘how to do, ‘ of course, but also how to tell whether you’re doing it right, to reach into the feeling of the project. The more time that the expert user can give will greatly help the overall project but this is not always feasible. Paperbackpages. In he received his PhD degree from the University of Oslo.

The 7 properties of Crystal Although there are whole books and training courses explaining the details of Crystal, I found one area particularly interesting: His writings are amazing.

Sadly I think it is a bit outdated. This is a book about the idea, that there should not be a methodology for a company – but a methodology for a project!

Refresh and try again. Each chapter illuminates a cockburb important aspect of orchestrating agile projects. Vladimir rated it it was amazing Nov 02, Do you think that the Scrum community could learn a lesson from Crystal?

Crystal Clear: A Human-Powered Methodology for Small Teams

I started reading it and couldn’t put it down, and by the end, I just had to say ‘Wow! Easy Access to Expert Users 7. The other is to assign a developer to a project for crgstal least two days before being switched to another project. Tested A Case Study Chapter 9. This particular book s value is that actual project experiences leading to and confirming the principles and practices are so Alex rated it really liked it Nov 29, In other projects Wikimedia Commons.


Iterations help with this by providing feedback on whether or not the current process is working. Sustainable Software Development Kevin Tate.

Alistair Cockburn – Wikipedia

Java Vlear Architecture Kirk Knoernschild. Cockburn therefore named his different approaches after geological crystals, with harder stones such as diamonds representing the more structured approaches.

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This suggests clear communication, prioritisation of requirements, goal setting, etc. Communication overhead is greatly reduced by using this type of communication. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Retrieved from ” https: Yogesh Khairnar rated it liked it Apr 18, To ask alistiar readers questions about Crystal Clearplease sign up. Return to Book Page.