For my last few jobs, I’ve found myself spending a lot of time with stakeholders answering the following questions:
- When will X be shipped?
- Who is responsible for Y?
- Is A a priority above B?
- What could we be doing better?
- … and various other manager-ey type things.
In each gig, building a shared understanding of the teams workflow, iteration cycles, and development milestones has been really important to dialing in these questions.
I put together an a la carte menu of various project management techniques and vocabulary words @ https://github.com/owocki/agile_a_la_carte . Hopefully that helps build a shared understanding a little quicker. Feel free to check it out here.