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  • Rolling Rocks Downhill

  • The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Entertaining Way to Learn Agile and Lean
  • By: Clarke Ching
  • Narrated by: Paul Kearney
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

A large software-intensive project, called FPP, that has been running late since day 1, but now, suddenly, needs to launch on an impossibly early date, or else. You feel their pain, and their joy, as they battle problem after problem until, slowly, torturously, they rediscover the few - but fundamental - principles underlying successful commercial software development.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good, not too long.

  • By Jennifers Daddy on 19-10-17

light hearted yet bullseye accurate

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-19

It felt at first a lot like a little brother of "The Phoenix Project", although it easily holds its own.
The story is more focussed so is much easier to digest and offers a different situational context.

The ending felt a little bit "normal", which left me initially a bit underwhelmed. On reflection though, it's strength in this case is that it's adds to the realism of it all.

As with all good books of this kind there are plenty of things to learn from it, and I loved how the strategies presented are utilised in different situations (even personal ones) which adds another realistic dimension.

overall a great read.