In this session we will shatter the myth that agile teams can't plan. We'll start by looking at the benefits of the short cycles of iterative and incremental development. We'll then look at the six different levels of planning that occur in agile organizations. We'll see what user stories are and why they've become the preferred approach to planning and managing the… Read more
You know that before the development team writes their first line of code, they need a funded project and a prioritized product backlog. What you don’t yet know is how all the front-end planning works on an agile project, where just-in-time and just-enough are the rule of the day. And you aren’t quite sure how to apply user stories and story points from the very… Read more
Too many teams view planning as something to be avoided, and too many organizations view plans as something to hold against their development teams. The truth is planning is important for all projects, including agile ones. What you need to know, however, is how to create a project plan that looks forward six to nine months—and yet is accurate and useful.
In these… Read more
Maybe you work for a vendor who must bid for work in response to an RFP. Or perhaps your company wants to hire a software development organization for a particular project, but aren’t sure how to structure a contract with an agile shop. Then again, maybe you need to outsource part of your development and need to structure a contract with an agile team. Whatever your… Read more
You’ve probably heard some people say, “Agile teams don’t plan.” Nothing could be further from the truth. These sessions, including one presented to the teams at Google, blow that myth out of the water!
These presentations, by leading agile speaker and author Mike Cohn, explain how agile teams plan. Learn why story points have become the most popular unit for… Read more
Maybe you’ve heard about agile software development projects but aren’t sure if they allow for the detailed planning and estimation your business requires. You might also worry if your team provides the estimates that management wants, the numbers might come back to haunt you. Whether you are a manager, programmer, tester, or have another role that involves project… Read more