Lieschen Gargano Quilling
Agile Coach, CA Technologies , USA
Lieschen Gargano Quilling is an Agile Coach and conflict resolution specialist currently working with marketing and product teams to improve their process and delivery. When not at work, she enjoys hiking with her family and playing soccer with her friends.
PI PLANNING FOR PRODUCT PEOPLE
Program Increment (PI) Planning is an important ceremony for many agile groups since it helps creates alignment within a team and organization by creating short term targets for everyone to rally around. This ceremony can be especially important when you have many teams working towards the same objectives since it requires coordinating schedules and creating goals within each team that drive toward the same mission.
As product owners and managers, it is our responsibility to bring the customers’ perspective into planning events to ensure that the right work is being prioritized. But gaining alignment and helping our teams develop and execute these plans can be challenging, which means we have a lot of work to do in pre-planning and during planning events to help make things successful. In this talk, we will be covering the key activities around PI Planning plus some of the best lessons we’ve learned from coordinating actions around risks and dependencies to facilitating prioritization conversations to communicating how team goals contribute to business objectives.