Are there any responsibly Agile Ways to Perform Long Term Planning?

Sometimes, a good debate is what’s needed. Conventional wisdom is boring. Agile is old enough now to inject some alternative thoughts. This session seeks to use the idea of the French Salon. A salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation. The intent is to combine learning, good manners, and conversational skill. Salonnières provided a place to gather, a topic, a structure or starting point for the gathering, and ensured that there would be a good mix of opinions among the guest list. “Salonnières therefore had to perform a difficult balancing act, cultivating individual merit without letting one guest overshadow the others.” Therefore, the goal is to facilitate the topic of Long Term Planning in Agile and whether there are any responsible ways to perform and execute it. Participants will bring their ideas along with an open mind to developing new possibilities.

 
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Outline/Structure of the Workshop/Game

This session will be a facilitated session. However, there are guiding issues that can be touched upon, such as:

* How much should we defer commitment
* What does the last responsible moment mean to you?
* What if we don’t do long term planning? What happens?
* What if we do long term planning? What does it harm?
* Are there any conditions where either can happen responsibly?
* Is there a middle ground between long term planning and the more common short term planning of agility
* Where did we get the idea that long term planning was bad
* What is meant by long term planning
* Are there any techniques that are more responsible than others

Learning Outcome

- Participants will explore the possibilities of Long Term Planning within Agile
- Participants may develop new practices for long term planning

Target Audience

leaders, coaches

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  • George Dinwiddie
    By George Dinwiddie  ~  1 month ago
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    I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

    • focus on long term planning without losing agility

    I think the submission could be improved by:

    • being more specific on how you will conduct the session. Is it just discussion of a series of questions?
    • Write the abstract to attract the right people to the topic. This one spends all its energy describing how you envision the session.

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