Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video Making agile predictable, part of Agile at Work: Planning with Agile User Stories.
- When you first think about Agile,…it doesn't seem like it would have much executive appeal.…Many executives come from a project management background.…You wouldn't think they'd embrace…the idea of a self-organized team.…It's a tough sell for someone who's a manager to accept…that teams can function well without managers.…You'd also think they'd hold fast…to the idea of up-front planning.…Executives are often pressured to produce…three-year and five-year plans.…They need to establish long-term budgets and milestones.…
Why embrace a framework that upends those goals?…So what do executives want from the Agile framework?…A short answer is that they want predictability.…Usually by the time a manager becomes an executive,…they've realized that a plan…is not always a great predictor.…An executive may plan for three to five years,…but they worry about business quarters.…An Agile project builds up working software every sprint.…That gives them a working, valuable deliverable.…The executives can rely on a finished product.…
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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