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

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CHAPTER 6: CONVEY INFORMATION VIA FACE-TO-FACE CONVERSATION

Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak, and to speak well, are two things.

Ben Jonson

Breaking the Addiction to Process Step 6: Stop hiding behind presentation slides and spreadsheets – get out and really communicate with your team.

How many times have you nodded off in a meeting? You are desperately trying to keep up with the slides being presented at the front of the room, but they are confusing with lurid colours and flying animation to jazz them up. All the jazzing-up does is kill any simplicity in the message, so you can’t understand it at all.

Jargon Blitz

As if the slides weren’t bad enough, what about the jargonpacked speech you have to listen to? You can barely understand ...

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