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Becoming Agile: ... in an imperfect world by Greg Smith, Ahmed Sidky

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Chapter 6. Improving buy-in by creating a core team

Improving buy-in by creating a core team

If you want your migration to agile to last beyond a few projects, you need the change to be driven from within by key players throughout the company. You need to establish a team based on the people who build and deliver your software today.

The role of this group, which we call the core team, is to learn as much as they can about agile and to use this knowledge to add agility to your existing process with the help of an agile coach. The team collaborates and reaches consensus on new processes; then they mentor project teams as they use agile techniques.

This core team is powerful and influential ...

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