How do you ensure meeting clients’ expectations in a software development project?
Generally, according to managers, software development projects are all urgent, but the reality is that some are more urgent than others!
Typically, in agile mode, we talk about 3-week sprints following sprint 0 which is the initial “definition” sprint. However, we are encountering more and more situations where the client requires Agile+++ development or, if you prefer, projects that require accelerated Agile development… very accelerated!
We’re talking about one, two or three very short sprints (one or two weeks maximum) with well-defined deliverables and expectations.
Are the demands unrealistic? Was the planning deficient? That’s another story… One thing is certain: in Agile+++ mode, there is no room for “red tape”, we want competent resources that collaborate with each other and are motivated to deliver!
And how does all this get executed? So, let’s start at the beginning.