Friday, April 27, 2007

Agile Publishing -- Close, daily, cooperation between business people and developers and Face-to-face conversation is the best form of communication

Close, daily, cooperation between business people and developers and face-to-face conversation is the best form of communication -- Principles Number 5 and 6 of the Agile Software Development approach . What do these mean for an Agile Publisher?

It's all about communication. This could be said of every project everywhere. There's nothing different here for an Agile publisher than for any other development effort. Michael Fitzgerald ("The Emerging Art of Agile Publishing", March 8, 2006, XML.COM) posits these tenets:

  • The culture of the organization must be supportive of negotiation
  • Organizations need to have an environment that facilitates rapid communication between team members
Bravo.