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Project Management the Agile Way by John C. Goodpasture

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Teams Are Everything

Small teams that are faithful to frequent, incremental releases, and capable of self-organization, are the performance-unit building blocks of agile methods.

Problem 1: The people on the projects were not interested in learning our system.

Problem 2: They were successfully able to ignore us, and were still delivering software, anyway.

Alistair Cockburn

There has always been a place for lone eccentrics: brilliant, unpredictable, innovative, and occasionally delightful in their genius. But the essence of agile methods is teamwork. And why not? Patrick Lencioni writes, “… teamwork is the ultimate competitive advantage….”1 And, not only teams, but teams of professionals, with multiple skills and who can act redundantly and ...

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