What can be done early on to set your teams up for success? What kinds of things are worth investing time in and how much do you try to solve for not knowing exactly what is needed in the long run? Furthermore, how do you front load a project with all the foundational-type work (think continuous integration, frameworks, etc.) that will make the rest of the project go smoothly? Once you think you know what those things are, how do you convince management that this upfront cost will pay off in the long run? One thing is fairly certain: if you don’t invest in a solid foundation your Agile project will pay for it in the long run.
Story 1: Building a Good Foundation
I was fortunate to be a technical lead ...