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Manage It! by Johanna Rothman

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We’ll Go Faster Now

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Figure 28. We’ll Go Faster Now

Imagine you’re managing an agile project, a staged-delivery project, or some other life cycle that allows you to incrementally build the system. You’ve been measuring velocity (or the features implemented), and you’re not progressing as quickly as you’d like. And, for some reason, the team is still optimistic about the release date (see Figure 28, We'll Go Faster Now).

As a pragmatic project manager, you don’t want to be the voice of pessimism or cynicism. You do want to be the voice of reality and help the project team discover the real status. After all, maybe they really can pick up the ...

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