Agile Release Planning

Agile Release Planning

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Organizations that use a Scrum process have a number of Scrum Teams that must collaborate to produce products. Issues that arise in moving to a multiple-Team context include release
  • How to divide a large group of potential Team members into a specific set of Teams
  • How many ScrumMasters are needed to support the Teams
  • How many Product Owners are needed to support the Teams
  • How to develop requirements that span many Teams
  • How to plan, track, and enable successful coordination of work that spans many Teams
  • How to balance the competing needs for Product Management for both customer focus and Team focus
  • How to plan and track work for longer time horizons than one Sprint
The above points are not wholly independent. Successful execution of a long-term plan commonly goes hand-in-hand with all of these points. Before scrum teams can start their first iteration there needs to be an understanding of the scope and schedule of major deliverables of a Product and it’s features. This requires understanding a team’s velocity in order to plan beyond a single iteration. The Release Planning process and activities include estimate stories, a development team’s scope, and epics in a release and then create a rough map of stories and sprints. Every team is different and may be having difficulties with different parts of release planning.

JIRA Program: Dependency Visualizer

This Atlassian plugin lets you visualize your program board or team schedules to understand and plan your releases more effectively.

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Release Planning Coaching

Our coaches help teams through processes such as: story writing, estimation, release planning, or sprint planning. Our coaches understand where the roadblocks are occurring with your team’s process and improve their methods through lecture, activities, mentoring and coaching.

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Release Planning Online Course

This online course will help you to write stories, estimate stories, epics in a release and create a rough map of stories and sprints.

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A Real Release Planning Experience

A detailed description of a real release planning experience, for a client just starting out with Scrum. The difficulties and benefits of the experience are common, and provide a realistic introduction to this sometimes-intimidating subject.

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