It is time to focus on getting ready for the project to start. Do you have environments ready? Do you have a team assembled? Have you determined if the project will take a co‑production approach, where your team form part of the Scrum team and actively participate in the design and build, as you start your own journey towards being self-sufficient with your own Pega knowledge? Has Prepare been planned? Review our Readiness Checklist with all stakeholders, and our methods and tools, to guide you.
At this stage you will also need to make some key decisions.
First, decide if you have enough information to size your project in more detail using the Scrum Sizing tool; this tool helps you identify the team you need to deliver your solution. If you do not have enough information, then either run further workshops or plan to do Scrum Sizing during Prepare.
Secondly, if you have decided to run a Design Sprint during Prepare rather than Discover (running it during Discover is best practice), you will need to ensure you leave enough time to perform design sprint pre‑work in advance. A Design Sprint will help inform your Scrum Sizing.
Finally, create a plan and your Prepare agenda. This includes creating a high level timeline, a co‑production enablement plan, engaging Experience Designers (if you haven’t already), assembling a team, finalizing commercials and getting ready for Prepare.
What happens next? While getting ready for the Prepare phase, ask yourself if there are any activities that need to be performed in advance to mitigate against any delays e.g. environment setup, defining non-functional requirements, hardware provisioning, identifying migration data, data cleansing or engaging IT teams to design critical path integrations. Ask yourself if you have the right level of business engagement; this is key to a successful project. There are also logistics to arrange; flights, accommodation, available meeting rooms etc all need to be organized so that things run smoothly. You might even consider running Prepare virtually rather than onsite, and need to decide which tools to use, how to manage differing time-zones, how to share information etc.
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