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Managing Agile Projects by Sanjiv Augustine

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Intelligent Control

“Hire good people and get out of the way.” Most of us have heard this popular management maxim. When I first heard it years ago, it appealed to me because of its simplicity. But having tried to implement it, I now know that it is too simplistic in its outlook: Hiring good people works very well for the most part, but getting completely out of the way doesn't because it usually leaves a vacuum that affects the team's ability to deliver. As we have seen in the past several chapters, several things are the agile manager's sole responsibility. So, although command and control is not the way to manage agile teams, getting completely out of the way does not work either. So, what are some of the key things of which the agile manager ...

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