|Tip 3||Start with the End in Mind (Principle-Centered Leadership [Cov91])|
As you start planning, think about how much you need to write down. Release criteria (see Define Release Criteria) can help focus your sponsor and your project team. If you want to reduce planning time, make sure you have release criteria and a risk list. Iterate on the planning as necessary. If you’re running an agile lifecycle project, you won’t need any more up-front planning (Agile Estimating and Planning [Coh05]).