Why is This Important?
There are several reasons why this is important:
- Our stakeholders will require fundamental management questions to be answered. In particular, the majority of agile teams are ask how long a release will take and how much it will cost.
- We want to have a viable strategy. Your primary goal should be to think things through before you do them, not to produce documentation (a plan) describing what you think you’re going to do.
- We need to set reasonable expectations. Our stakeholders, including other delivery teams, will make important decisions based on our plan. Similarly, during Inception the team decides how it will work together and the plan will reflect several key decisions such as choice of lifecycle, governance strategy, and risk mitigation efforts.