With agile projects, finding the balance of planning can be a difficult balance. Plan too much, and when things change (and they will) your time was wasted. However, if you plan too little, you may end up going off in the wrong direction. In this session, Jon will teach you what the right amount of planning is to get you started, but how to avoid doing so much that you are wasting your time.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

  1. The Perils of Planning
  2. Why are we here?
  3. Who are we reaching?
  4. When does this need to be done?
  5. What are we doing?
    1. Elevator Pitch
    2. Box
    3. Not List
    4. MVP?
  6. Who is involved?
    1. A Team
    2. Neighbors
    3. Who is in charge?
  7. Summary

Learning Outcome

BY the end of this session, attendees will understand what the vital areas of project planning are and how to manage that planning effectively.  

Target Audience

Project Managers or Agile Team Members involved in the lead up to a project

schedule Submitted 4 years ago

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  • Balaji.M
    By Balaji.M  ~  3 years ago
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    Hi Jonathan,

    Hope you have seen my earlier comments, please come back to us if you are still interested in the presening this year conference.

    Best Regards


    • Jonathan Mills
      By Jonathan Mills  ~  3 years ago
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      Hi Balaji, 

      Sorry for the delay, I am in the process of redoing all of my slides so I do not have these done yet. I will upload my older version of them so you can get a sense of the style. 

  • Balaji.M
    By Balaji.M  ~  4 years ago
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    Hi Jon,

    Please add the slides which you are planning to present so that we can have a look and ask for more details.

    Best Regards