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The Scrum Field Guide: Agile Advice for Your First Year and Beyond, Second Edition by Mitch Lacey

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Chapter 11. Release Planning

The most frequently asked question on any project might be, “When will you be done?” or “Will you have it all done by a certain date?” All teams have experienced times when their projections have been way off, and they’ve suffered as a result. Scrum promises a more adaptable planning scenario, one that allows for and indeed expects change. But does that promise mean that teams don’t have to—or can’t—do release planning any more?

For the answer, follow Brian and Stephen, both relatively new to Scrum and approaching it from different points of view, as they explore release planning with Scrum.

The Story

Brian was an experienced project manager and new ScrumMaster about to start his first Scrum project. He and his team ...

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