Chunking the work

January 13, 2006

strategy

Here is an excellent idea of using the chunking method of agile project management. The idea is to create value in the beginning by making progress rather than creating a plan that focuses on the end and one single almighty deliverable. Instead, consider the possibility of several progressive iterations throughout the lifecycle of a project.

In example, rather than delivering to a client an entire web application near the end of the development stage of the project lifecycle, give them the login page two days after the beginnning of the project. This, in effect, accomplishes two things. It gives your client an increased confidence in you that you are making progress from the beginning. It also gives your team motivation and increases their morale knowing that they are not simply spinning their tires in the mud and moving nowhere.
Chunking the work

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