Before planning the next increment (Figure 7.2), a review of the progress, experiences, and issues needs to take place. Using this information, together with knowledge of the overall project objectives and priorities, the increment's objectives, can be defined. From these objectives, the deliverables in terms of scope and state are defined for the coming increment. Now that the deliverables have been defined, the tasks to create them can be identified and the amount of effort estimated. Tasks and resource allocations can now be planned in detail.
Figure 7.2. Overview of increment planning
Review project progress
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