Iteration Zero – Asking the Powerful Questions
Doing the ground work is important for any work, skipping that will cause disruption while executing the work. This applies to product development in iterative fashion as well. In order to execute iterations successfully, a set of activities have to be thought through and completed before starting the iterations. Those activities are called Iteration Zero activities. And how do we discover those activities? By asking some powerful questions to the Value Team Facilitator (VTF) – same as Product Owner, Agile Team Facilitator (ATF) – same as Scrum Master and Agile Team Members of an Agile Team.
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Agile teams slog a lot after they start their iterations due to a variety of reasons, namely, the product backlog was not groomed well, the customers were not consulted well ahead, teams did not meet and talk earlier, architecture was not completed, high level design approach were not discussed and understood properly, etc.
Asking powerful questions to the Value Team Facilitator (VTF) – same as Product Owner, Agile Team Facilitator (ATF) – same as Scrum Master and the Agile Team Members of an Agile Team to figure out the activities as listed in the problem statement as “Iteration Zero” activities before the start of iteration.
- Create a checklist of Iteration Zero activities specific to each role, namely, Value Team Facilitator (VTF) – same as Product Owner, Agile Team Facilitator (ATF) – same as Scrum Master and Agile Team Member
- Have the Agile team review and own the checklist
- Agile teams to use it for each release they make
- What are Iteration Zero activities and why it is important?
- Reducing the risk of failure and getting ready for iteration execution.
Agile Coaches, Value Team Facilitators (VTFs) – same as Product Owners, Agile Team Facilitators (ATFs) – same as Scrum Masters and Agile Team Members
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