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When IT Gets Cultural: Data Management and Agile Development
November/December 2008 (vol. 10 no. 6)
pp. 11-14
Scott Ambler, IBM Software Group
How the technical impedance mismatch between object-oriented and relational database technologies became a cultural mismatch that still separates the data and development communities, and what to do about it.

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Index Terms:
IT professional, agile computing, software development, database design
Scott Ambler, "When IT Gets Cultural: Data Management and Agile Development," IT Professional, vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 11-14, Nov.-Dec. 2008, doi:10.1109/MITP.2008.135
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