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Follow-up Thoughts on Aligning Business & Programmer Goals via @thejayfields #agile #li #business

Fully support your boss' plan, but request to be put on a 'research' or 'experimental' team where you interact directly with the business on a new product (assuming that's possible). I've done this successfully. The rest of IT followed the traditional approach that your boss is proposing, but I broke off with 1 PM and we worked directly with the business on technology for new business lines. I never got to see P&L (though, I never asked), but I would get requirements and deliver features on demand and we ended up constantly impressing the business. e.g. "business: How quickly can you deliver this? (I start thinking of my estimate) business: August? me: (shocked, it was March) I was thinking in the next 2 weeks. -- that conversation actually happened, I'll never forget it. If you get this approved, your boss still gets to do what he wants, and you get to try to do better. I...

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