Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video How can a project be delivered without requirements?, part of Agile at Work: Reporting with Agile Charts and Boards.
- Yeah the question is how can you deliver…a project without requirements?…Well, what Agile does is it focuses…on predictability and not planning,…and there's a key difference between the two.…Planning, you're trying to figure out everything…that's going to happen, it's deterministic,…like if you're going to build a road,…you'd probably want to do some planning,…you know, you want to know where the road is going to go,…especially if you need to make bridges and other things.…Now, being predictable is creating work…at a consistent pace.…And that's closer to what you're doing with Agile,…is you're creating sort of a predictable amount of work…that's moving towards the project.…
And what this allows you to do is…it allows you to sort of maneuver a little bit more.…I mean if you spent several months or years creating a plan,…it's very difficult to change that plan.…But if you're dealing with works in two-week chunks,…then you can sort of have some more room to maneuver,…but you're still predictable…because you have a certain amount of work…
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- Communicating progress
- Prioritizing the backlog
- Showing daily progress with a taskboard
- Sizing taskboards
- Creating a burndown chart