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The Third Magic Moment in an Ignite

Updated: Apr 13, 2023

We commence a typical Ignite day with a long list of Initiatives, or if it’s a Project, a long list of features or high-level requirements. It’s a list that the majority of the room know very little about. Collectively we understand the business value of each item (an elevator pitch) Collectively we force rank the list. Collectively we agree on an estimate for each item (using T-Shirt Sizing). Collectively we use this estimate to determine the size of the team and the overall funding needed to deliver the work. Collectively we draw a line where the available budget and known capacity runs out. Collectively we schedule the items on a plan, assigning the work to the available capacity, taking into account key dependencies. We stop building the schedule when we reach the desired end date, OR we have run out of items to schedule. Whatever comes first. We collectively make the hard call on how we deal with not having enough budget or capacity to complete everything on the list. Finally, we collectively vote on our confidence in the plan. In most of the Ignites, the confidence is high, meaning everyone in the room will defend this plan. This is a transformational event for the people involved. Moreover, we achieve this in under a day, sometimes in person, other times remotely using a virtual whiteboard. That is a Magic Moment. #200Ignites AdaptivOrg + Seisma SEISMA GROUP

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