Join Kelley O'Connell for an in-depth discussion in this video Planning basics, part of Transitioning from Waterfall to Agile Project Management.
- Just enough planning, just in time.…Agile Planning hinges on these two statements.…By limiting the amount of effort spent…on planning things far into the future,…Agile is able to embrace change.…Agilists accept that it's impossible to know…every relevant detail at the beginning.…Agile Planning is established around these foundations.…Preparing your team for this shift in thinking…is going to be critical to their success.…The first way to get them used to the new way of planning…is to provide them the vocabulary they need…to do the planning.…
In Agile, we plan from largest to smallest.…The planning vocabulary for this is Features,…Themes, Epics, Stories, and Agile estimation.…Your Features are really broad groupings…of functionality that you need.…If you're building a website to sell products,…a Feature could be payment, that's it.…This is too big to do any detailed planning around,…but it does provide a framework to gather details…about what things are part of payment.…
The next level of detail is called the Theme.…
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- Making the agile paradigm shift
- Testing agile practices
- Obtaining support
- Building the team
- Planning basics
- Sprint planning and execution
- Expanding the pilot