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Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products by Jim Highsmith

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Chapter 6. The Speculate Phase

Scope Evolution

“Hi, Dudess, how’s it going?” Herman’s voice boomed cheerfully in Maya’s phone.

“Hermie, who you been hanging with lately?” Maya retorted.

“Just my team. I guess they’re beginning to rub off on me a little. They’re kind of cool when you get to know them.”

Maya laughed. “Well, don’t go changing too much, or I’ll think the body snatchers got you. But seriously, how’s it going with APM?”

“Good and bad. We’re trying to use iterations and features, but I can’t get around management’s fixation on scope control,” Herman replied. “They read the reports on project failures from scope creep, so we’ve got stringent change control procedures.”

“Have they worked?” Maya asked. “My experience has been ...

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