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Agile Project Management with Scrum by Ken Schwaber

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Conclusions

Scrum provides many opportunities to inspect a project and make the necessary adaptations to optimize the benefits the project will secure for the organization. However, those responsible for making the adaptation must have adequate information if they are to make the best decisions. In the case of MegaBank, Julie and Ed didn’t have enough information to decide whether to stick with a seven-month project schedule or to force a shorter schedule on the team in order to stick to the initial estimate of five months. In the absence of cost and benefit data, they went with prior commitments.

In distinct contrast, there was enough data to quantify the costs and benefits of the alternatives open to the MLB commissioner. Unfortunately, even ...

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