About This Show
LeadingAgile's resident Scrum trainer Dave Prior, hosts a weekly podcast that covers all sorts of topics about Agile, Scrum, Organizational Transformation and Leadership. No matter if your new to Agile development or an Agile veteran, Dave and his guest are sure to make you think about Agile in a whole new way.
Most Recent Episode
Agile Planning with TIES w/ Tom Churchwell
7 days ago
One of the challenges many organizations face with Agile is how to handle long term strategic planning in a way that creates visibility all the way through to the execution level. TIES is an approach to Agile planning that can help the business engage in long term planning, understand their organization’s capacity to actually execute on the work, and then see how that work can be broken down into pieces that are sized to allow the individual teams to execute on them.
In this episode of SoundNotes, Tom Churchwell explains how TIES can help with Agile Planning. Using this approach the work is sized into:
- Themes - Strategic long term goals broken down into time boxes of 1 to 3 quarters.
- Initiatives - Themes are broken down into elements that collectively address the theme. These are broken down into time boxes of 1 to 3 months.
- Epics - Initiatives are broken down into Epics which would take between 1 to 3 sprints to deliver.
- Stories - Epics are broken down into User Stories that are small enough to be completed by a Team within a Sprint, ideally within 1 to 3 days.
This is a pretty short podcast (less than 20 minutes) so I have not broken it down into timed show notes.
Contacting Tom Churchwell
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