Agile planning with patterns. Re-use existing solution concepts.

What does agile planning cover? Why are patterns helpful and how can you implement them in agile planning?

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Patterns in agile project planning

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Agile planning – what does this mean?

Agile planning means planning in small development cycles, or iterations, to constantly include the customer, to react flexibly to new requirements and to regularly deliver prototypes. We speak of releases and sprints instead of milestones and activities.

In everyday agile situations, the same tasks are always coming up. For example, planning the next sprint for a release or a team. Often you also have to include a new team in the planning and create a working environment where it can get started straight away. These tasks entail work, which you can either do yourself, or let a pattern do for you.

What are patterns in agile planning?

Patterns in agile planning are templates for solving specific problems. For example, they provide a solution approach for planning a new team release. This step requires a few more steps that you have to carry out:

  • You need a new release backlog.
  • You have to define where the artifacts like requirements for new releases and their sprints will be stored. For this, you need a clear folder structure.
  • When hybrid project management comes into play, you need an activity for your new release. This should include an end milestone with control flows as well as a control flow for the end milestone of the previous release.

Patterns offer suggested solutions by providing, for example, a defined folder structure that can be easily applied or adapted to your needs. This reduces the time-consuming work that you have to do by letting the patterns automatically do this important work in agile planning.