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Conducting an Agile Project

If a project has been reviewed and deemed fit for Agile development, these are the steps to consider when starting an Agile project at GSA:

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Review the Agile methodology and various frameworks
Conduct Agile IT Investment & Technical Sprint Framework Reviews with Product Owner, Key Stakeholders, and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)
Prepare for Project Kick-off & Conduct Sprint 0 Planning Session with the (Core) Development Team, Product Owner, and Scrum Master
Set up a “working board” to document user stories, sprint tasks, and the Team members responsible (and assess Team burndown).

GSA IT Recommended Tools to document user stories & sprint tasks:

  • JIRA
  • Trello
  • GitHub / API
Conduct Daily Scrum Meetings for 10 - 15 minutes with the (Core) Development Team, Product Owner, and Scrum Master
Engage end users throughout the effort via follow-up, scheduled discussions, or user acceptance testing
Deliver useable increment at the end of Sprint 0 and review progress to garner feedback from Key Stakeholders

Feedback should be reviewed & prioritized by the Product Owner for incorporation into future sprint(s)

Conduct a Sprint Retrospective with (Core) Development Team and Scrum Master

Product Owner, Management, and / or Key Stakeholder attendance are at the discretion of the (Core) Development Team

Continue consistent sprint planning and activities until project is complete. / Office of the CTO

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