4. Planning the Release

“Planning ... is a quest for value,” writes Mike Cohn (Cohn 2005, 5), and release planning supports the development and launch of a successful product. It facilitates a dialogue between the Scrum team and the stakeholders, and it answers the question of which functionality the project is likely to deliver by when. Release planning takes place throughout the project, as the team listens and responds to customer and user feedback. Shifting from document-driven planning and reporting to conversation and dialogue allows the Scrum team to use simple planning techniques, which makes planning itself simpler and more transparent. Even though release planning is a collaborative effort, the product owner is responsible for ensuring ...

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