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Agile Planning with TIES with Tom Churchwell

Dave Prior
Reading: Agile Planning with TIES with Tom Churchwell

One of the challenges many organizations face with Agile is how to handle long term strategic planning in a way that creates visibility all the way through to the execution level. TIES is an approach to Agile planning that can help the business engage in long term planning, understand their organization’s capacity to actually execute on the work, and then see how that work can be broken down into pieces that are sized to allow the individual teams to execute on them.

In this episode of SoundNotes, Tom Churchwell explains how TIES can help with Agile Planning. Using this approach the work is sized into:

  • Themes – Strategic long term goals broken down into time boxes of 1 to 3 quarters.
  • Initiatives – Themes are broken down into elements that collectively address the theme. These are broken down into time boxes of 1 to 3 months.
  • Epics – Initiatives are broken down into Epics which would take between 1 to 3 sprints to deliver.
  • Stories – Epics are broken down into User Stories that are small enough to be completed by a Team within a Sprint, ideally within 1 to 3 days.

Show Notes

This is a pretty short podcast (less than 20 minutes) so I have not broken it down into timed show notes.

Contacting Tom Churchwell

LeadingAgile: https://www.leadingagile.com/guides/tom-churchwell/
Email: tom.churchwell@leadingagile.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tchurchwell
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomchurchwell/

Contacting Dave

LeadingAgile: 
http://www.leadingagile.com/guides/dave-prior/
Email: dave.prior@leadingagile.com
Twitter:  http://twitter.com/mrsungo
Personal Blog: http://drunkenpm.net

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