Question: Even as we begin to emerge from the challenges of the past year, it is becoming obvious that things will never go back to exactly how they were in the past. My company wants me to use more agile approaches, along with our past predictive ones, to make us more flexible. But while I agree in concept, I’m not too sure how this would work in practice. Any suggestions?
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