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Agile Adoption Patterns: A Roadmap to Organizational Success by Amr Elssamadisy

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Chapter 10. Kickoff Meeting

A kickoff meeting is used to synchronize the team’s efforts and to plan and commit to work to be done for an iteration. The goals for an iteration are determined in the kickoff meeting. The relationship between the Kickoff Meeting practice and the Planning Poker practice is shown in Figure 10-1.

A Kickoff Meeting uses Planning Poker for estimation.

Figure 10-1. A Kickoff Meeting uses Planning Poker for estimation.

Business Value

Kickoff meetings improve the visibility of a software development effort because all team members are present to discuss and commit to the work to be done for the next iteration. These meetings are key to successful iterations; therefore, they have ...

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