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Managing Agile Projects by Sanjiv Augustine

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The Agile Manager's Profile

The agile style of operation involves initially accepting uncertainty and complexity: It is only then that agile managers can become skilled at adapting to change. When this initial hurdle is overcome, the agile style also requires building closer and stronger relationships with project sponsors, stakeholders, customers, and a concentration on business outcomes and tangible customer value. In general, agile managers need to be comfortable with

  • Limited upfront analysis and limited detailed planning

  • The urgency and excitement imposed by chunking work regularly and delivering it incrementally

  • Sharing authority with the technical coach, customer, and other team members

  • Increased communication and relationships with project ...

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