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Chapter 17. Envisioning (Product Planning)

Before beginning the first customer-value-creation sprint, we need an initial product backlog. And to generate an initial product backlog we need a product vision. Many organizations also find it useful to create a preliminary product roadmap, which defines a potential series of incremental releases. Your organization might have other front-end artifacts that it prefers to create as well. I refer to the activity of creating these artifacts as envisioning, or product-level planning.

In this chapter I describe an envisioning approach that is well aligned with Scrum principles. It is also very useful for organizations that are trying to...


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Previous lessons have briefly covered topics related to product planning. This lesson will provide you with more detail on how to accomplish the goals of this process and produce the deliverables needed to move on to the next step.