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GeneralA Chef, not a Cook (but you can cook) Pin
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While reading the preface to this book, Unlocking Agility: An Insider's Guide to Agile Enterprise Transformation (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Cohn)): Jorgen Hesselberg: 9780134542843: Amazon.com: Books[^], I read this fantastic analogy, by the author:

Unlocking Agility
As an analogy, this book is meant to prepare you to become a chef, not a cook. A cook is able to follow instructions from a recipe and repeat a process that has already been done many times before. This works well when the outcome is known and the process (cooking, in this case) is simple. Chefs, however, can follow procedures and processes in an expert manner (and often do so, when appropriate), but they also understand the fundamental reasoning behind the instructions and can adjust the process to create their own recipes when the context changes. Chefs ultimately write their own cookbooks.


I really like that because all real Chefs can cook, but not all Cooks can be Chefs.
This seems to be the part that everyone fights about in relation to Agile.
Also, this book is really good because it is providing a look at what Software Developement really is : something used to build products and solutions that ultimately have to be bought (paid for) by someone.

-- Bonus info --
I think you'll like this:

To get that quote from the book I
1) took a snapshot of the text (use snipping tool or your other favorite to do this)
2) saved it as a png file
3) uploaded it to my google docs account
4) right-clicked on the image and chose "Open With => Google Docs"
5) you'll see a wait cursor as it does OCR on the image
6) A google doc will open with the image and the converted text below.
7) You can copy the text and use it how you like.
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Not bad...for free!!
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