02 Apr '13, 2pm

Here are my thoughts on running an effective IPM @pivotallabs @pivotaltracker

I’m going to take a break from my blog posts on metrics, and was thinking I’d focus more on process. An Iteration Planning Meeting (IPM) is core to an agile process and provides the opportunity for the product owner(s) to communicate the vision for the upcoming Iteration. I’ve sat in on enough IPMs to realize that they’re all unique snowflakes, but here’s what the agenda for an ideal IPM looks like to me. PM as Facilitator The Product Owner/Manager should run an IPM. It’s his/her job to ensure that everyone involved with the product development process knows where we just came from and where we’re going. To that end, I like to start by “walking the wall” to look through any stories still in progress from the last sprint, along with any pertinent information about features just finished. This should be a quick process to jog everyone’s memories and ground them in the work t...

Full article: http://pivotallabs.com/running-an-ipm/

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