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Many new projects experience delays in the "fuzzy front end," resulting in a compressed time schedule, unrealistic expectations, and staff burnout. How do you start "sprinting" when you don't know which direction you should be headed, and you haven't even finished staffing up your team? In a federal government contracting milieu, once a procurement is finally awarded, the contractor is expected to instantly spring into action and magically "do the right thing."
What techniques can help us get started?
Scrum's "Sprint Zero" (although it is now appearing in many government RFPs) is an altogether unsatisfactory answer.
In this talk we will trace the evolution of a project for the Department of Homeland Security from a vague idea to a completed prototype and see how personal kanban, aggregated personal kanban, kanban boards, physical boards and automated kanban tools helped turn chaos into useful progress and ultimately into flow.