Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating your project charter, part of Agile at Work: Planning with Agile User Stories.
- I once worked for an organization on…a large Agile project.…The project had started about six months earlier.…After I arrived I asked to see the project charter.…I figured that the charter is always a good way…to see the overall direction of the project.…I was handed a large white three-ring binder.…In the binder there were three printouts…of slide presentations.…One thing I immediately noticed is there wasn't…any success criteria to finish the project.…There was also no overall mission.…I asked about this and the scrum master said…as long as they keep delivering value,…the team would be successful.…
In some ways the scrum master was right.…A key tenant of Agile is adapting to deliver value.…Not predicting the value before you begin.…But there's a difference between the team success…and the project meeting its vision.…I wasn't suggesting that a team should build…a charter to control the value.…The customer should create a formal charter…to set the initial direction and record the…project's reason for starting.…
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- Starting with user roles
- Creating user stories
- Grouping stories with themes or epics
- Creating a project charter
- Writing your release plan
- Avoiding common pitfalls