Iteration Planning

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Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.

—Tom Robbins

Abstract

Team-based Iteration Planning is one of the key mechanisms for decentralizing control and empowering fast, local decision-making. In Scrum, teams plan by selecting Stories from the product backlog and committing a set of them for execution in the upcoming Iteration. This basic process is fundamental to SAFe as well, but the context is broader, as SAFe teams are part of an Agile Release Train (ART). As such, the team’s backlog has already been seeded and partially preplanned during the PI Planning meeting. In addition, the teams have ...

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