Plaster Group is excited to be sponsoring and attending the upcoming Agile Open Northwest 2014. AONW is a non-profit alliance of Agile practitioners in the US Pacific Northwest region. This three-day Open Space conference will take place February 5th through the 7th at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. The event will present a great opportunity to strengthen our agile community and shape the future of agile development in this region. Expect engaging conversation covering a wide-breadth of relevant topics. At this time, Agile Open Northwest 2014 has reached full capacity, but you can visit their website to be added to a wait-list. If you cannot attend this year, look forward to our re-cap next week, and visit their website: http://www.agileopennorthwest.com.
by Bob Vogt Challenge By definition, Agile application projects don’t have all of the requirements fully specified or all of the features designed at the beginning of a project. Instead, they start with a product backlog of user stories that describe the required features and capabilities at a high level that need to be built. Ideally, the level of detail of those user stories will be driven down to a fleshed out specification during sprint planning for implementation during the sprint. But what if the business’ goals (and therefore the feature requirements) for a project can’t be easily defined?