Roadmaps, Stakeholders

Techniques for managing timelines on Tech Republic

I talked with Moira Alexander about using long term agile planning exercises to set teams up for success and communicating candidly with stakeholders to manage expectations.  Here’s an excerpt:

​When it comes to addressing expectations, Hester-Reilly says H2R Product Science focuses on regular communication with stakeholders about what’s known and unknown. She utilizes visuals to show the complexities in the problem and in the technology that her team builds. In the planning stage, Hester-Reilly walks her teams through a technique similar to agile planning poker, to improve work estimates. The goal is to help her teams identify various projects they’ve done and assign a value, then they look at the work planned and do a comparison.

Check out the full article on Tech Republic to learn more tips for scheduling large initiatives:

How to address project scheduling difficulties