Initiating an Agile Project – Part 7 of 12 (Video)

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Initiating an Agile Project For Developers

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This article provides a discussion on ‘Initiating an Agile Project’ and looks to discuss what Agile is and the processes involved when starting an Agile project.

Initiating an Agile Project

Another important piece of information for your team to define and document is the business case. The business case justifies the value of the project for the company, including the costs, benefits, and risks. What aspects should you include to best convince your company that your project’s value outweighs its risk?

Start with explaining why your project is needed and its background; how it came to be. This is the strategic case. Next is the options appraisal, which lists the different options that were considered for the project and explains why you chose the option you did. Then comes the expected benefits, which are just what they sound like; the benefits the company will receive once the project is over.

Fourth is the commercial aspects;  the costs, investment appraisal, and the project’s funding arrangements. Then describe the risks and the impacts they may have on the business.

Finally, the time scales, or a description of when the outputs will be delivered. This business case helps both your team and your company understand why they’re creating this specific product, which helps with the clarity of their project vision.

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User Stories Applied

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User Stories Applied by Mike Cohn is one of our favourite books on Agile User Stories. The book starts with an overview into user stories, and details what a user story is and the different aspects of them. He then discusses how to go about writing a user story, and provides details of the INVEST criteria that can be used to determine if the story is meeting all of its objectives. Next Mike gives an in depth discussion of who user stories are written for and where to begin when gathering the details for them. The book then discusses acceptance testing user stories, including how to go about specifying these criteria and the responsibilities of the development team and customers during this process.

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