Episode 253: Agile Today, highlights of Dave Garrett's interview with Jim Highsmith
Published November 8, 2012
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    This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "Agile Today, highlights of Dave Garrett's interview with Jim Highsmith," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. Dave Garrett and Jim Highsmith need no introduction. Both giants in the industry, Dave created the largest online community of project management professionals now known as ProjectManagement.com, formerly known as gantthead. And Jim Highsmith, well if you don't know Jim Highsmith, you don't know agile. Jim is a coauthor of The Agile Alliance and a founding member of The Agile Alliance. Jim has authored many books and whitepapers and has consulted with IT organizations, product development organizations, and software companies around the world. Not long ago, Dave interviewed Jim to talk about Agile Today. This is such an excellent interview, that I wanted to highlight a few key questions and answers of the interview for you.

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