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1 ProfLarry commented Permalink

Thanks for the shout-out, Millard. It is gratifying to know that a book published more than three decades ago is still in print and still being mentioned, even more so that concepts I invented almost a half century ago are still found useful. <div>&nbsp;</div> Although I have written and consulted estensively in the agile sphere, if anything, my own career might serve as a deep criticism of the notion of quick returns and maximum delivered value in minimal time. It took many years to develop structured design and its core concepts and nearly a decade for its value to be widely recognized. <div>&nbsp;</div> The best products, coded or conceptual, the ones of the most lasting value, are rarely if ever the result of agility but from tenacity. As Stephen Jay Gould put it, Nature ultimately rewards one thing: perseverance. The longer, slower path has payoffs, too. <div>&nbsp;</div> Good luck! <div>&nbsp;</div> --Larry Constantine (pen name, Lior Samson

2 Millard commented Permalink

As you know, Larry, we all stand on the shoulders of those who went before us, though we don't always take the time nor opportunity to thank them. I've read a lot across my career and your work is on the short-list of things worth returning to. Thank you for all you have shared and continue to share. It capped of my year to even have my work noticed by you and that you would take the time to comment puts a big smile on my face.