Agile is about evolution. We should expect to learn, sometimes fail, sometimes succeed, improve, observe and learn some more to survive in the real world everyday. The purpose of Agile Release Planning release planning is to commit to a plan for delivering an increment of product value. When we “commit” to something as a team:
- We understand the goal
- We understand the content
- We understand the value to the business
- We understand the plan
- We agree that we can (and will strive to) adhere to the plan
If we are committed to the goals, to the team, to the business partners, to our customers and to our organization… then we can agree it’s time to get started! If we try to start before we agree on our level of commitment, then we introduce opportunity for disconnect and missed expectations.
Be sure to enter your Releases and Sprints with confidence and commitment!