The key to long-term agile planning is keeping your project details and task estimates in sync with your roadmap.

  1. Start with Big Picture: a Vision.

  2. Identify Big Items: Define initiatives. For example, to support the security theme, we’d need to build a new foundation, with sheer walls on the frame, solid-core doors, and double-pane windows.

  3. Break it Down: Fill Backlog.

  4. Estimate: How long does a task take?

  5. Create Smart Releases: Interior and Exterior.

  6. Generate Roadmap and Requirements (two “R"s).

  7. Share with team and validate.

  8. Keep improving.

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