Planning

How detailed should the backlog be?

How to structure a backlog is still an issue discussed in some agile teams, and a recurring point has been the excessive detail s that go into all the backlog items. To help with this matter, we use the horizon metaphor to guide the PO’s job. Some problems found  When we work on a backlog, [...]

By | 2017-07-17T14:03:47+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Planning|0 Comments

Approval or feedback in the Sprint Review?

The Sprint Review meeting begins. The Development Team and the Product Owner show the client what they did during that Sprint. The client observes, but doesn't say much, except for a few basic questions. At the end, the client approves (and even applauds) the work, says good-bye and leaves. Everyone thinks, "Phew! The meeting was [...]

By | 2017-06-02T10:35:14+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Planning|0 Comments

Product Backlog, Continuous Planning and the Horizon Analogy

Imagine this scenario: you're out in the street watching the city in front of you. Buildings, cars, people and other things are distributed from where you are standing to the distant horizon. To describe what you see, what level of detail can you use in your description? Now imagine your next software development project. When you [...]

By | 2017-06-02T13:37:14+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Planning|0 Comments