In release planning the customer chooses a few months' worth of stories, typically focusing on a public release.
The big plan helped us decide that it wasn't patently stupid to invest in the project. Now we need to synchronize the project with the business. We have to synchronize two aspects of the project:
Often, important dates for a project come from outside the company:
The date on the contract
When the VC money will run out
Even if the date of the next release is internally generated, it will be set for business reasons. You want to release often to stay ahead of your competition, but if you release too ...