Sprint planning is an important part of the agile process, but too often it’s treated as a perfunctory step to simply add stories to the upcoming sprint. Instead, teams should include goals, value and uncertainty in the discussion—and get much more out of it.
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A sprint review is an essential part of the agile process, where the team can demo new features and functionality. But the demo is only half the story. The sprint review is also an opportunity for productive conversation and feedback between the team and stakeholder, which will lead to a better product.
When is an agile team ready to being work on a project? It’s not about eliminating uncertainty or understanding every nuance. The best teams define what “ready” means to them, and then work together to get requirements and stories where they need for work to commence.
In addition to all of the issues and challenges found in “normal” projects, global projects bring with them elements that complicate things even more. What can a global project PM do to increase the odds of success?
There’s inherent exhilaration when your project’s scope crosses borders. Learn how this U.S.-based project manager optimized his communication skills with a constituent base in Australia—resulting in project success with no overlap in the business day!