Envisioning goes beyond project initiation. Initiation conjures an image of administration, of budgets and detailed schedules. And while these artifacts may be necessary, they need to flow from a well- articulated , discussed, and agreed-on vision. The four components of vision were expressed as questions early in this chapter:
For some projects this Envision phase can be accomplished in a day, or several days. For others, particularly those that haven't gone through a feasibility study of some kind, it may take longernot necessarily in effort, but in the calendar time it takes for the vision to jell within the project community.
Envisioning doesn't stop after the Envisioning phase. At the beginning of each iteration (or milestone), as the team meets to speculate about the next iteration, team members need to revisit the vision. This revisiting can be for the purpose of modifying the vision or to remind the team, amid the hectic daily grind, of the purpose of their endeavors.
The Agile Revolution
Guiding Principles: Customers and Products
Guiding Principles: Leadership-Collaboration Management
An Agile Project Management Model
The Envision Phase
The Speculate Phase
The Explore Phase
The Adapt and Close Phases
Building Large Adaptive Teams