Iteration
P lanning
With The
Captain

@theagilepirate
photo by @mdwragg
Where Do
Ye Stand ?
“ By The Book”
Vision & Roadmap
Current Status
Iteration Theme/Name
Prior Data
Dates
Capacity
Issues/Logistics
DOD
Backlog Extract
Taskin...
Reality ?
1-3
5-10
1-5
1-5
3-10
3-10
5-15
3-15
1-20
5-10
15-60
5-25
5-25
1-5
5-10
0-15
1-5
1-15

Intro
Vision & Roadmap
Current Stat...
“ By The Captain”
Arrr, well they be more guidelines than rules
Extras
These work for us, they might not for you

Sitting down, tomfoolery, joking 3
A Proper one! 30
90 Minutes is a long...
Stuff We Skip Over (& why!)
Actually – we’re not so great at this right now
Already know this, we have a standup beforehan...
Loads, most of the team think it’s dull 3
I like names... should use them again 2
Sprint Dates, Holidays & interrupts 5
Th...
Our
Reality
How Long?

30 minutes for a full retrospective
10 minutes of breaks
50 minutes of *actual * planning
Everyone knows the de...
Find The Happy Middle Ground

Your Turn
Time To Share
(Re)Considerations
Assumptions on what’s ready before the planning meeting?
Who are the participants & what are their need...
Thank-you
Simon Cromarty
Simon.Cromarty@red-gate.com
http://red-gate.com

@theagilepirate
Captain@theagilepirate.net
http:...
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Iteration Planning With The Captain - SyncNorwich, October 2012

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Slides from My SyncNorwich workshop on iteration planning back in October 2012. A deliberately lighthearted session exploring "textbook" sprint planning and how to adapt to your own reality, project and context.

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Iteration Planning With The Captain - SyncNorwich, October 2012

  1. 1. Iteration P lanning With The Captain @theagilepirate photo by @mdwragg
  2. 2. Where Do Ye Stand ?
  3. 3. “ By The Book”
  4. 4. Vision & Roadmap Current Status Iteration Theme/Name Prior Data Dates Capacity Issues/Logistics DOD Backlog Extract Tasking Issues & Risks Dependencies & Assumptions “Commitment” – actually it’s Forecast! Communications Parking Lot Actions Retrospect
  5. 5. Reality ?
  6. 6. 1-3 5-10 1-5 1-5 3-10 3-10 5-15 3-15 1-20 5-10 15-60 5-25 5-25 1-5 5-10 0-15 1-5 1-15 Intro Vision & Roadmap Current Status Iteration Theme/Name Prior Data Dates Capacity Issues/Logistics DOD Backlog Extract Tasking Issues & Risks Dependencies & Assumptions “Commitment” – actually it’s Forecast! Communications Parking Lot Actions Retrospect
  7. 7. “ By The Captain” Arrr, well they be more guidelines than rules
  8. 8. Extras These work for us, they might not for you Sitting down, tomfoolery, joking 3 A Proper one! 30 90 Minutes is a long time 4 Usually more humour, chocolate, biscuits 3 Intro Retrospective Coffee Break Regroup
  9. 9. Stuff We Skip Over (& why!) Actually – we’re not so great at this right now Already know this, we have a standup beforehand Vision & Roadmap Current Status These just come up in natural conversation Easy – it’s live (usually) Just general focus (our backlog is *really* coarse) Issues/Logistics DOD Backlog Extract Part of the conversation again They’re usually tasks in themselves We just run a quick capacity check In Hindsight this is because I don’t like doing it! On The Board Tasks, right? “Was that worthwhile” Issues & Risks Dependencies & Assumptions “Commitment” – actually it’s Forecast! Communications Parking Lot Actions Retrospect
  10. 10. Loads, most of the team think it’s dull 3 I like names... should use them again 2 Sprint Dates, Holidays & interrupts 5 This is critical on my project 10 Yup, that’s our main activity 25 Did We Miss Anything Important? 5 Prior Data Iteration Theme/Name Dates Capacity Tasking Close Stuff We Find ** VALUABLE **
  11. 11. Our Reality
  12. 12. How Long? 30 minutes for a full retrospective 10 minutes of breaks 50 minutes of *actual * planning Everyone knows the detail of what’s going on and why - long before we go near a meeting room We still miss things We work in a very high-trust organisation We Make sure it’s fun
  13. 13. Find The Happy Middle Ground Your Turn
  14. 14. Time To Share
  15. 15. (Re)Considerations Assumptions on what’s ready before the planning meeting? Who are the participants & what are their needs? Can you use your board as a tool ? What data & metrics will you use? How do you keep it fun & interesting? Are there alternatives? So We’ve P lanned, What happens next?
  16. 16. Thank-you Simon Cromarty Simon.Cromarty@red-gate.com http://red-gate.com @theagilepirate Captain@theagilepirate.net http://theagilepirate.net

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