The Castle: A jolly tale on the use of project documentation
What could possibly go wrong when a King orders repairs to his castle? What happens if a helpful wizard decides to arrive by bicycle? Why do marauders prefer Agile project management to waterfall? How wise is it to skip testing when the Queen is taking a bath? What can you measure with Distrans? Jürgen Van Gorp’s book explains in a lighthearted way the vital importance of documentation in project management. The setting of his book is a medieval castle where a King’s orders to bring his castle up to date, rapidly get out of hand. Enter a wise wizard to come to his rescue, introducing to the court the art of correct project management and project documentation.
This book is written for both operational and project managers alike. It describes the need for a wide range of project documents and their usefulness in ensuring that things get done as they should. Because circumstances and organisations differ, Jürgen’s book also introduces a new concept called ‘Distrans’. Distrans is a helpful measure that ensures the right level of documentation is used in any organisation.