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This review is from: Agile Modeling for eXtreme Prog. w/WS: Effective Practices for EXtreme Programming and the Unified Process (Paperback)... This book is fine if you are going to implement Agile Modelling at work - or if you are exploring to your current processes. However from the point of view of personal development I wouldn't say that this is an essential purchase, and there are probably better investments for your reading time.
Part 4, the section on the AM and the Unified Process, is particularly disappointing. The overview of the process is unclear, and the book concentrates on the Enterprise Unified Process - the author's own super set of the ubiquituous Rational Unified Process.
The author is also very shy of the "Use Case Driven" concept of the RUP. To be fair he explains why, and I entirely agree with his assessment, however because he doesn't describe the RUP in it's own terminology it's difficult to reconcile his description with the process as I know it.
When it comes down to implementation detail there is plenty of material, so it's not all bad news. This book may have more appeal if you are an AM/XP convert, but for me Part 4 aimed at the right target, but missed!
Agile Modeling for eXtreme Prog. w/WS: Effective Practices for EXtreme Programming and the Unified Process(3 customer reviews)