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"Few tech companies manage projects well." - That's because your comparing it to traditional style project management. It rarely works well in software.

If this style of project management worked, then companies that used it would be at the top. But they aren't.

The only companies that seem to use it are government projects, or corporations where software isn't their main concern. In my experience software output by these organisation is basically awful.

They don't get software development is more of discovery and learning process, where you become increasing better at serving your customers as you learn more. It's not a gather requirements, implement then finished thing.

This is good book on learning in software dev, https://www.amazon.com/Adaptive-Software-Development-Collabo...

Not sure why you're getting downvoted. That is a good book. I wouldn't necessarily follow everything in it, but every software manager could learn something from it.

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