The release planning meeting is an optional yet highly encouraged session where themes, functional priorities and delivery dates are initially defined.
In this meeting the release backlog is identified and estimated at a high level. Based on an initial estimate and/or velocity, a preliminary delivery plan is agreed upon.
This plan will be revised over time.
- Inability to negotiate time, scope and budget constraints
- Lack of acceptance of team-based estimation and planning
- Lack of understanding that the plan is not frozen and will change