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Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products, Second Edition by Jim Highsmith

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Chapter 8. Advanced Release Planning

Over the past five years since the first edition of this book was published, significant new ideas about release planning and backlog development have emerged. The last chapter contained the basics on these topics that were, with some updates, contained in the first edition. This chapter is new to the second edition of APM and contains a set of advanced topics that have proved useful in a number of organizations. These topics include the value of release planning, capacity-based planning, value point analysis, planning themes, dealing with uncertainty, and work-in-process versus throughput.

Release (Project) Planning

Lack of good release planning is endemic in parts of the agile community. Teams seem caught ...

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