The Case of a Missing Big Picture, Part II

It begins with an idea with a hypothesis.

Once approved to go further, it gets broken down into huge chunks — the big bones of the idea — to see what major pieces make up this idea. These huge chunks could be ‘Features’ or sets of related ‘Features’ collectively called ‘Capabilities’

So far, so good?

Here is where most fail: they take these major pieces, unrefined, into the PI Planning… refine it there during the PI… and discover things (Constraints, Impediments, Risks, Dependencies) — inter team items– that could have been discovered earlier had the program backlog refinement occurred… earlier… like six months before the PI planning.

So, what to do? First things first.

To be continued…

By Clarence Galapon

CE, MBA, Lean Agile Coach, Trainer, Teacher, SPC, RTE, PSM, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMP, CC, ABNLP NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner, NLP Coach, NLP Trainer, Practical Psychologist, Life Coach, Software Executive, Entrepreneur, Author, Investor, and Innovator with a Creative, Lean, Agile, and Wander mindset.

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