Executive Level Tracking for Agile Projects (Theory and Execution) Elliot Susel, Agile Project Manager
Flexibility from agile is great… But how the heck do I track and plan through uncertainty?
What Executives Want  vs.  Agile Methodology  Big picture understanding of features Smallest possible decomposition of fea...
The Solution? Map the details back to the big picture
<ul><ul><li>Visual representation of the big picture (content and timeframes)
Display costs of features </li></ul></ul>Story Maps
Nice theory… But how exactly do we execute on this?
<ul><ul><li>Add tracking in your backlog for “Epic” and “Feature Group” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Trace all User Stor...
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Executive Level Tracking for Agile Projects

  1. 1. Executive Level Tracking for Agile Projects (Theory and Execution) Elliot Susel, Agile Project Manager
  2. 2. Flexibility from agile is great… But how the heck do I track and plan through uncertainty?
  3. 3. What Executives Want vs. Agile Methodology Big picture understanding of features Smallest possible decomposition of features Set deadlines and release dates Select content only at the start of a sprint Conflicting Interests
  4. 4. The Solution? Map the details back to the big picture
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>Visual representation of the big picture (content and timeframes)
  6. 6. Display costs of features </li></ul></ul>Story Maps
  7. 7. Nice theory… But how exactly do we execute on this?
  8. 8. <ul><ul><li>Add tracking in your backlog for “Epic” and “Feature Group” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Trace all User Stories up to Epics
  9. 9. Trace all Epics up to Feature Groups </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use velocity to determine feature completion dates </li><ul><li>Prioritize the backlog
  10. 10. Calculate the total point cost per epic and feature group
  11. 11. Use prioritization, point costs, and velocity to calculate completion </li></ul></ul></ul>Building a Story Map
  12. 12. Questions? [email_address] online presence: about.me/ElliotSusel

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