Planning to Learn and Learning from Delivery: Scrum, Kanban, and Beyond

David Hussman, DevJam

Planning is a tool and, like all tools, can be used for good or ill. Too much planning can be wasteful; too little planning can breed chaos. Successful teams gravitate toward “just enough planning.” Building on his years of coaching XP, Scrum, kanban, and lean, David Hussman pragmatically describes planning that promotes early and continuous learning. He details how to collaboratively create plans that allow teams to continuously measure, learn, and pivot. David covers roadmap planning, iterative delivery, dealing with adversity, and adapting your planning to provide the most value with the least process. He also discusses working with large programs, working across locations, the pragmatic use of tools, and helping people learn to ask essential questions, answered by concrete evidence that is iteratively produced. If you are tired of people talking—or preaching—about processes but producing little real value, David’s approach will leave you satisfied and ready to pump new life into your team’s planning.

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