Phase 3, Sprint 0:
This week has been quite intense. It started with an Inception workshop attended by key stakeholders. It covered what Phase 3 is about, what the Manage Arrears product currently does, the roadmap and how we plan to work together in an agile way.
The developers spent a few days familiarizing themselves with the product and its code. They ‘Mobbed’, which is a software development approach, where the whole team works on the same thing, at the same time, in the same space, and at the same computer.
As a group, we also went over two of the six epics in the backlog, ‘Prioritisation’ and ‘Layout’. This provided the developers with a deeper insight into user needs. Our developers also met and shadowed some frontline users in both the Income Collection (Rents) and Leasehold areas to get some context around the theory explained to them and how users operate in the field.
Towards the end of the week, we had our show and tell, we looked at the Risks, Issues, Assumptions and Dependencies of the project and had our first planning session.
Some of the risks highlighted were:
*Decision on patches
*Additional API requirements
*Gov Notifies – limitation on the number of pages it can print
The aim is to remove all dependencies as soon as possible.
Next week, we will start our sprint by addressing some of the layout tasks, we also plan to run a workshop on roles and permissions and a meeting has been set up to discuss patches.