Best project preparation in limited time.
In the “Excellent Preparation” phase, in a kind of final spurt, M, T and P (PO team):
The goal is to investigate the technical and economic feasibility.
Depending on the complexity, the economic and technical investigation can be separated into two phases. Development teams should be burdened with as little additional work as possible in order to disrupt ongoing projects as little as possible.
The sprint before the sprints.
The Excellent Preparation is carried out by the POT in a “Sprint 0” (typically 1-2 weeks) on the basis of a prepared backlog.
Only as many projects are well prepared as can be called up in the next few weeks. Due to the timing of the process, new projects can be added at any time.
PULL instead of PUSH.
The very well prepared projects move into the execution phase (into the “pipeline”) as soon as the necessary resources are secured.
This means that development “pulls” the next project itself.
Compared to the method of pushing more and more projects into the pipeline (PUSH), this has the advantage that the optimal flow (FLOW) of the already running projects is maintained.