Rolling Rocks Downhill, a business novel in the tradition of Eli Goldratt's "The Goal", introduces Cash-Flow-Driven Development - the combination of Lean, Agile and Theory of Constraints thinking to software development.
Would your business make more money if you shipped more software projects, faster? Do you projects almost always run late? Do you spend weeks or months fixing bugs before you ship your product? Do your customers still find bugs once they start using it? Do your developers and testers work in silos? Are they happy? Are they at war? How bumpy is your cash-flow? Do you envy your competitors' speed and flexibility?
Does life ever feel like you are pushing big rocks up hill?
Why work against gravity when you can so easily harness it and roll rocks downhill instead?
This is the high-quality late-BETA version of RRD - nearer to a gmail-style beta than a traditional beta. It's a rough cut - unpolished and missing features but readable and very, very useful. You will learn stuff. And, hopefully, so will I from your feedback.
If the idea of reading a book with spelling mistaeks (did you see what I did just there?) turns your stomach ... then please wait until the final version is out next year.
Watt's Bridge, Scotland.
* Visit rollingrocksdownhill.com to read the book's first 8 chapters free. You can also sign-up to receive the remainder of the book by email, one chapter per week, for free, over the following year.