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?” We all have experienced times when our projections have been way off and we’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 we don’t have to—or can’t—do release planning any more?

Let’s 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 members had been to ...

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