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Tips For Agile Project Planning and Estimating

Posted by iammarchhare on 29 July 2009

I came across the Hub Tech Insider blog article “Twelve Tips for Agile Project Planning and Estimating”, and I’m pretty impressed.  I’m going to check out other articles offered on the blog as well.  However, there seems to be a short series of articles, and then it ends, unfortunately.

The first tip is also one I consider to be one of, if not the, most crucial:

1. Keep everyone on the team involved – Buy-In, or real commitment, from every member of he project team is vital to the success of the project. For example, the estimation of the project is an activity that should involve all members of the project team, while only very particular tasks such as prioritization of requirements should be the primary responsibility of the product owner or an individual project team member. The more work is shared by the team, the more victories the team will have to share.

From my experience, constant communication between team members is at the heart of Agile.  That’s why Scrum is so adamant about co-location for team members.

Anyhow, I hope that Hub Tech Insider continues on.

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