Creating options by slicing features – #NoEstimates technique

Each feature (or story) in a product backlog contains many undiscovered options. By taking features as they are without slicing them into thin slices of functionality we implicitly commit to an implementation strategy. However, when we slice features we create options that allow us to pro-actively manage the scope of a project. Let’s return to …

Why Apple deserves to sell many iPods/iTouch (or Why MUST features will kill your project…)

So lately I’ve been trying to convince some friends that they don’t want to have “MUST” features in their project, rather they should opt for a force-ranked prioritization of all features that they want to deliver. First off, I must explain this idea. You do still have a minimum marketable content for your product. If …