These exercises are best done as a conversation with someone in your organization. After each exercise, ask each other if there are any actions either of you can take to improve your situation.
Consider a few typical past projects.
- Most successful Waterfall projects require de-scoping in order to reach target dates. If this was the case for any of your past projects, when did de-scoping occur?
- What would have happened if de-scoping would have occurred before the development team started implementation?
- How does release planning (with visible velocity) aid in the discovery of right-sized, high-value work?