Trying to figure out Agile Release Planning?  We've done it and we've done it well.  Twelve teams - done! Twenty teams - done! Forty teams - done!  If your organiztion needs to tackle the enterprise release planning beast, you should attend this session.  Whether you are struggling with planning a large agile release planning event or simply trying to figure out how to improve your current agile release planning events, this session will provide nuggets of learning from planning teams with hundreds of people spread around the globe.  Many organizations have tried to conduct enterprise agile release planning and gave up because they could not overcome some of the basic obstacles like who to invite, where to hold the event, and how to keep everyone engaged.  

If you are trying to figure out how to coordinate two teams or dozens of teams, this session will provide insights into what works and what doesn't.  You will gain expereince by practicing actual agile release planning exercises to help you prepare for your orgainzations next agile RP event.  The learning expereince starts with a presentation on the key steps to consider as you launch a large agile program.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

This session begins with a presentation that defines the steps of planning, facilitating, executing, tracking, and learning how to scale agile release planning based on our real-world expereinces.  Attendees will be organized into teams to practice some of the techiniques that we have found essential to conducting a productive RP event.  Activities include dependency mapping across mutliple teams, and slotting user stories into interations.   The workshop will last approximately 50 mins followed by a brief report out by each team and Q&A.  Total time 60 mins.  

Note to the organizing committee - this interactive session will be used as the basis that we will iterate on for a presentation at Agile Brazil in November, 2014.

 

Learning Outcome

Participants will learn how to plan, execute, and iterate through agile release planning for 2 - 50 teams.

Learning outcomes include how to:

  • Start at scale
  • Plan the 1st agile release planning event
  • Pre-plan activities
  • Budget 
  • Prepare the Release Backlog 
  • Coordinate logistics
  • Keep participants engaged
  • Facilitate and execute 
  • Iterate using retrospective outcomes
  • Map dependencies across multiple teams
  • Slot stories across the release

Target Audience

Program Managers/Directors, Architects, ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and anyone interested to learn how to conduct agile release planning at scale.

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  • George Dinwiddie
    By George Dinwiddie  ~  3 years ago
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    Oops! The session slots were supposed to be 30 & 60 minutes, not 60 & 90. Is there any way this could be shortened to 60? I realize that might be tough, and perhaps we can come up with another solution.


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