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A Kind of Magic

A Kind of Magic

Roger Meddows Taylor probably didn’t know anything about magical moments in Agile development when he wrote the following lines of the famous Queen song ”A Kind of Magic” back in the mid 80s: One dream, one soul, one prize One goal, one golden glance of…

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Stop playing the re-estimation game and focus on the real problems

Stop playing the re-estimation game and focus on the real problems

I recently visited a large and prestigious project. The project had already experiences massive overruns on initial estimates and was trying to grasp the situation by re-estimating the remaining work. Re-estimating a project as such is not necessarily a bad idea, but in this case,…

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Leadership Teams Need Balance

Leadership Teams Need Balance

In my recent post on what it takes to be a great leader, I made the case, that an important leadership skill is the ability to pick a leadership team that supports the leader in her weakest areas and let’s the leader use her strengths…

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Building trust by collaborating openly (republished)

Building trust by collaborating openly (republished)

I’m currently (2008) leading a project for a large client. Although they have been a client of ours for some time now, the people involved in the project are new to us and to the agile way of working. The client is located in another…

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