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Becoming Agile: ... in an imperfect world by Greg Smith, Ahmed Sidky

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Chapter 12. Feature cards: a tool for "just enough" planning

Feature cards: a tool for "just enough" planning

When we plan an agile project, we try to do so in a lean fashion. We want to gather the minimal information needed to prioritize, sequence, and estimate a feature, so we can deliver high-value features as soon as possible. We can do this without creating detailed functional specifications and without guessing at all the tasks that we may need to complete, by creating feature cards.

Feature cards start the discussion between the customer and the project team and support reaching common agreement on what a feature entails. In this chapter we will show you how much information to place in ...

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