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    Kathleen Hass Associates - Important Articles on the State of the Industry


    Great teams are the hallmark of Agile Project Management. What makes a winning team in sports, the military, medicine or the arts? What makes a great team in a project environment, especially using agile methods and principles? There are several almost mandatory components of winning teams no matter what the discipline:


    • They are small but mighty
    • They are highly skilled, trained and practiced
    • They are expertly coached
    • They are co-located and dedicated full-time to the effort
    • They are diverse in mindset, expertise, skill set and perspective

    The Five Deadly Sins of Agile Project Management


    Regardless of company size or market sector, businesses today invest in projects to sustain or advance competitive advantage. Many of the information technology projects are attempting to use Agile Project Management to reduce the risk of IT projects, and to deliver value to the business early. Even when using Agile project management practices, the reasons for project failures are usually predictable. There are five key causes contributing to projects collapsing before realizing their true potential. Break the cycle of challenged projects by focusing on these key areas. The five deadly sins of Agile Project Management:


    1. Failure to conduct pre-project business analysis and ongoing project evaluation
    2. Failure to conduct a formal project kick-off
    3. Failure to maintain the core team
    4. Failure to manage the project value throughout the project life cycle
    5. Failure to manage the project benefits


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