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 Time box management  Time box management   Just-in-Time JIT Development   Just-in-Time JIT Development

So, our timebox encapsulates a parcel of work designed to achieve a defined objective and that parcel of work is delivered on a preset end date. We fix the end date but what do we do inside the timebox?

What we do is prioritised delivery: First of all we identify the stories that we are going to address as part of this timebox. We estimate each story so we understand the work required to develop and release it for assessment. We swiftly debate how we are going to achieve the story, performing the analysis and design of the story by building iterative prototypes where appropriate to explore and communicate concepts.

SCRUM is the placeholder here and has the detailed development process you may wish to use. We find that using all of SCRUM at this point is frequently a little over the top as pragmatism takes over from dogmatic agile.

Our pragmatism delegates authority for marginal low level development activity to the main or lead developer. They can swap and shift and share tasks and code much quicker than any process can justifiably control, let alone add any value to. So we do this as it is fit for purpose and we find it makes our development cycles shorter, delivery targeted and more successful.

We do this only on the priority pieces of work driven by the Prioritised Story Board (PSB). We make sure we are headed towards the right target by using Tracer and we develop features when they are needed using pragmatic and reactive Just-In-Time Development (JIT). In the section on Iterative Modelling we look at the concept of Tracer; lets go into a little detail about JIT.


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