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Project Management the Agile Way by John C. Goodpasture

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Governance

Governance brings order and empowers innovation, leveraging the power of the enterprise for project achievement.

We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.

Bill Gates

Governance and some agile principles in the same paragraph may seem like an oxymoron—but that is not so. A means to govern is essential for orderly project functioning. Without governance, the advantages of adaptive and evolutionary methods could be overwhelmed by functions that are bolted together haphazardly and rendered operationally ineffective, expensive to maintain, and disadvantageous to customers and stakeholders.

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