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Employee Recognition in an Agile Team
By Alan S. Koch
Alan S. Koch The Agile methods are designed to make the work environment itself a motivator for the team members. But well-placed recognition can be a powerful addition -- if it is done in an Agile way! Read more »
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In the first part of this article we reviewed some familiar ground regarding requirements gathering and some pitfalls you may have already encountered. We also covered stakeholder influence and how you should weight the importance of the requirements you are gathering from those sources.

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Any idea that's followed by the words “that would be really cool” is a good candidate for a stop, look, and think approach. Sticking your hand into dank, musty markets or spending the night in an abandoned product line in order to impress the execs is only going to work if you don't lose something important (like reputation, capital, or critical project resources). This template walks you through the entire rationale, so you can assess new ideas in a consistent, repeatable fashion that allows you to compare their benefits against each other as well as against objective reality. (Hint: Talking dolls are pretty much always a bad idea.)  Get the Plan »

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