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What would you do if your team is under pressure to work in a way that isn't "best practice"? For example, delivering a specific thing in a way that's not "agile"?
I gave an example where my team was under pressure to deliver to a strict deadline that we didn't fully understand. I explained how I managed the stakeholders to get clarity about the needs behind the deadline, and found a way to balance everyone's needs that gave my team more time. I explained that it's not always possible to deliver in a pure "agile" way, but it's about how much more agility you can achieve, given the constraints. This last point seemed to please the panel.