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Reflect on the following questions in a minimum of 500 words each. (5 x 500 = 2500 Words) Complete your reflections by responding to all prompts.

1. Considering Agile Approaches

As an IT leader, reflect on how important it is to understand what it takes to transition to an Agile philosophy.

  • Why should an organization not jump into a hybrid      method if they are new to Agile approaches?
  • Provide a specific example to illustrate your      reasoning.

Use specific example in your response.

2. Collocated Teams

As an IT leader, reflect on how you will make decisions about how your employees and your teams work together.

  • What is a collocated team?
  • What are the benefits of everyone sitting      together in the same workspace?
  • What are the potential disadvantages?

3. Handling Conflict

You are an IT manager overseeing a project team. The project stakeholders are engaged in a conversation about what direction to go in with an aspect of the software that is being built. The team is divided on how to proceed. The conflict is more of a collective disagreement than an outright conflict. Reflect on how you should handle this issue.

  • How would you advise the Agile project manager to      handle this situation? Justify your answer.

Use specific example in your response.

4. Gantt

You are an IT leader overseeing a project. Your project manager comes to you with an issue. The project managers’ key stakeholder is asking for comprehensive Gantt charts to determine how the project is progressing. Reflect on how you should handle such a request.

  • How do you advise your project manager?
  • What, specifically, should your project      manager say to the stakeholder?

5. Gulf of Misunderstanding

The gulf of misunderstanding is a term used to describe what happens when an Agile team and the end user end up completely missing each other’s points. As an IT leader, reflect on how you will make sure that your team does not end up in the gulf of misunderstanding.

  • Discuss the gulf of misunderstanding as it applies to      project management. How can this be avoided?

Use a specific example in your response.