Join Kelley O'Connell for an in-depth discussion in this video Sprint planning, part of Transitioning from Waterfall to Agile Project Management.
- So far, none of the planning we've done,…has been considered anything but an estimate.…It kind of sounds like Agilists…have a fear of commitment, doesn't it?…Truthfully, we kind of do have a fear of commitment,…and let me explain why.…Back in our Waterfall days, someone would come up…with an idea for a project,…and need an estimate from us to go get funding.…They took our estimate, sold the idea,…and committed us to our estimate.…Agilists therefore, are very specific when talking about…what we think we can do, vs. what we will commit to doing.…
At the Vision, Roadmap and Release plan,…we're in the realm of what we think we can do.…When we start talking about our Sprint plan,…now, we're in the realm of what we'll commit to doing.…Agilists take these commitments very, very seriously.…How do we get to commitment?…It's easier than it sounds…because you've already done a lot of the heavy lifting.…You've written all the stories,…estimated the effort on them, and built a release plan…so you know when you want to deliver.…
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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