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Agile for Project Managers by Denise Canty

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Agile People Skills

We now move to a discussion of people skills (soft skills), which is a critical component in successfully interacting with or managing others. It is important that leaders, management, developers, and stakeholders possess the ability to get along and work well with others in a team environment. From the author’s perspective, the agile team needs to act professionally at all times and display a certain level of maturity. The agile project is team focused and must communicate on a face-to-face basis; the ability to negotiate effectively is mandatory. Following is an overview of several critical soft skills that are important on agile projects, particularly when engaging with stakeholders. The agile team (Product Owner, developers, ...

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