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Agile Inception: align the team for success. Techniques to allow teams to align on what they are going to deliver.

Inception Cheat Sheets

Cheat Sheets, Crib Notes, Reference Guides... call them what you want, but we all need help sometimes remembering the steps involved when undertaking tasks.

Provided as A3 sized one pagers, the cheat sheets below are designed to provide that help to session facilitators who are using the Inception Toolkit to align teams ahead of delivery.


  • Inception Overview

    This cheatsheet gives an overview of the Inception stage. The one-pager shows the typical outputs and areas of understanding that the team should collaborate on ahead of construction in order to build a rapid delivery capability.

  • Just In Time Analysis - PTEST Artefacts (A0 Size)

    This large poster shows how requirements are decomposed from Projects to Sub-Tasks.

    This cheat sheet shows which level of PTEST requirements (Project, Theme, Epic, Story or Sub Task) should be investigated at which point within RRPD to avoid waste.

  • PTEST Artefacts Hierarchy (A0 Size)

    This A0 cheat sheet shows how the PTEST (Project, Theme, Epic, Story or Sub Task) hierarchy can be used to guide estimation and confidence. It also shows how different levels of the organisation interact with the framework to enable stakeholder management.

  • BAD Loans Company - Delivery (A0 Size)

    This download shows how the work flows through delivery.

    The cheat sheet shows how the BAD Loans company delivers the self service portal with incremental delivery, focusing on the Epic Board (delivery roadmap) and the Scrumban boards to optimise the flow of stories through the team.



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