Sponsors of development projects generally want to know what they are going to get, when they are going to get it, and how much it will cost *before* they make the commitment to "purchase". In many businesses, while the software development process may be Agile, the reality is that other functions in the business - Documentation, Training, Marketing, Sales, Finance, Business Planning - need to know what's coming well in advance. When starting an Agile project these stakeholder needs must be met if the team is to get off on the right track, and be allowed to proceed without undue outside interference.
Centred on the use of the "Inception Deck", participants will learn techniques to kick off an Agile project that will help them to:
1. Create a shared understanding around the project’s goals.
2. Identify and understand risk on the project.
3. Build a high level plan for the project and setting the ground rules for change on the project.
4. Get agreement on a set of “project bounds” for scope/content, schedule/delivery, and resources/cost, to allow the project team to proceed independently and make their own decisions as the project progresses.
This session co-presented and pair-facilitated by Bill Bourne and Caroline Sauve