don’t throw out your manager just yet

As a long-time fan and practitioner of Extreme Programming (a lightweight or “Agile” software development methodology), I ran across an excellent article in Software Development magazine entitled You’re Still Needed (free registration req’d) by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen.

Esther and Diane do a great job of describing specific ways a traditional “manager” in a software development team can (must?) change their role and activities to best mesh with an Agile team. For anyone who’s a manager in the field now who’s feeling threatened by the whole Agile movement, I strongly suggest you read this article.

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