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Agile: The Road Map to Success

Nothing kills motivation faster than constantly changing goals. If your destination is unclear, the trip there is going to seem much longer. So what’s the solution? Try a Product Road map. Agile Coach and Project Manager, Patrick Merg believes you can stop the demotivators before they start, all by using Agile methodologies.

The Product Road map is just what it sounds like. It provides a vision of where the project is headed, so you can see what your goals are long-term. One of the map’s main features is a view of the Product Backlog. The Backlog is worked on by the Scrum team, who agree to work on a set amount of work during a set amount of time, called a Sprint.

http://www.patmerg.blogspot.com/2010/03/agile-and-team-motivation-goals.htmlEvery day, the Scrum team master meets with the Agile software team to make sure they are reaching all their commitments. The constant communication and planning ensures the project will stay on track. No detours and no roadblocks arise without a navigation plan. A Product Road map doesn’t just mean motivation, it also means project success.

About Rachel Ginder

Rachel Ginder was a staff writer for CAI's Accelerating IT Success and joined the team in 2013. She also helped with social media and research.

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