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

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Chapter 11. Aligning the pilot team with the project

How many times have you done one of following?

  • Delivered a feature that the customer never used

  • Created a detailed specification for a feature and then failed to pursue the feature

  • Discovered a problem deep into a project, and had a team member tell you they knew about the issue all along

You can avoid these issues by aligning your project team at the start of your projects and envisioning the final product.

Alignment does this by uniting the team around a common vision. You involve the entire team in the planning process. If a team member perceives an issue, you learn about it immediately. Developers don't wait until coding starts to voice their issues; they can communicate issues immediately as ...

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