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Field Notes

Posts by John Mason

An Aggressive But Realistic Delivery Date?


I recently received an email asking about release planning. The sender wanted help understanding how to move ideas through the flow to create a mature backlog. The note went on to ask how to properly “estimate, prioritize and reach an aggressive but realistic delivery date”. My immediate thought was, this is agile: total project story […]

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Finding the MMF and the MVP


I was talking with a colleague about project planning and I thought she was asking about projecting an end date for an upcoming development effort. I said, “That’s easy, backlog story points divided by capacity equals days to complete.” I made a couple of additional comments about dependency management and PTO, then she interrupted my […]

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