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Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products by Jim Highsmith

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Chapter 5. The Envision Phase

Get the Right People

“Hi, Maya,” said Herman. “How’s the world treating you these days?”

“Not too bad, but I’m up to my eyeballs on Jupiter.”

“Sorry to bother you at home, but I’m in a bind. I asked for more people for my project, but you should see who they gave me. I think I may be worse off now than I was before,” Herman moaned.

“How many turkeys did you get?” Maya asked.

“Three, but when you add them to my existing problems, I feel like I’ve got a high school basketball team when what I really need is the LA Lakers. Management does a terrible job judging their capability. I think it’s a case of bravado winning out over humility.”

“I hear you,” Maya said in agreement. “With the wrong team you’re ...

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