Advances in Release Planning
Lack of good release planning is endemic. Teams seem caught up in iteration-at-a-time development and not planning for releases. Even those who create initial release plans often fail to keep them current. This approach enables teams to resist request for “spurious” information such as “how much is this project going to cost,” or “how long is this project going to take?”
This session will address why release planning is so important and then cover a series of release planning topics such as value-driven planning and multi-level planning
Presentation with ample time for participant discussion.
- Release planning for distributed projects.
- Manager’s frustration with agile team’s reluctance to report progress.
- Development team’s view agile methods as a way to combat the historic dysfunctional forced schedules, respond with no schedules.
- Fixed versus Adaptive plans.
- Value-driven release planning.
- Scaling agile up (bigger size) and out (distribution)
- Multi-level release planning for larger projects.
- Release, wave, and iteration planning.
- Timeboxed sizing; iteration zero; strategies for uncertainty; planning themes; and story prioritization strategies.