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Breaking the Addiction to Process: An Introduction to Agile Project Management by Elizabeth Scanlon Thomas

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CHAPTER 5: BUILD PROJECTS AROUND MOTIVATED INDIVIDUALS

Good men are the stars, the planets of the ages wherein they live, and illustrate the times.

Ben Jonson

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.

Dwight Eisenhower

Breaking the Addiction to Process Step 5: Stop micromanaging people – select your team members carefully then trust them to do the right things.

Agile cuts down on top-heavy management through the principle of building teams of motivated people who choose their own work, so don’t need to be actively managed all the time. They can drive progress themselves as they feel listened to and valued in the team, and so have the inner motivation to succeed. ‘I recruit people who ...

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