Liftoff: Launching Agile Teams & Projects
by Diana Larsen and Ainsley Nies
Liftoff—it's the unexplored, often ignored, Agile project practice.
As the first act of the flight, a rocket launch requires an entire set of systems to successfully lift the vehicle into orbit—not just the vehicle itself, but all the systems needed for smoothly moving off the ground into space. Likewise, your project needs its entire set of supporting systems in place to begin a successful journey to delivery.
Whatever we call it (project kickoff, bootcamp, inception, or jump start), liftoff gives your team its trajectory, and launches your project. This critical practice informs, inspires, and aligns everyone to deliver the right software, successfully.
You too can launch successful projects! Agile veterans Diana Larsen and Ainsley Nies share their experience and teach you how to organize and conduct liftoffs, hold team activities to discover what's most important, and offer a working framework for effective and lightweight agile chartering.
Read the Liftoff excerpt (letter-sized PDF)!
(ePub and Kindle versions coming soon)