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In this edition of #RetrospectiveFudge...
For our next trick, we are going to make these metrics disappear. 
The Play, the points, and the biggest lie in software

Why most progress reports are delusions, and what to do about it

Testing always looks to provide more information in order to have less uncertainty and better control over risk, but that information has to be analyzed carefully.

One of the most common questions we get asked is “What’s more important when trying to get a job in project management, domain, or project expertise?” Unfortunately, the answer like many others in the field of project management is “that depends!”

Visualizing a system is the fastest way to build shared understanding. Collaborative visualization quickly extracts different assumptions out of your and your colleagues’ heads.
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Many Product Managers feel quality user research can't keep up with the fast-paced culture of agile teams. However, if you're willing to adapt the right way, you don't have to sacrifice agility or user insights. Using the right strategy, your agile team will collect qualitative data, interpret it, and integrate it effectively.