I taught a workshop about transitioning to Agile earlier this week. One of the things that's difficult for many project managers to recognize is that milestones must be deliverables–otherwise, it's too hard to know when something is done.
One of the participants had a slightly puzzled look on his face when I said that, so I'm not now thinking that another way to think about milestones is to call them handoffs. If everyone has the idea that their milestone is really a handoff to someone else in the project, you're more likely to get to “done” for a milestone.
Updated later Friday, changed a “not” to a “now.” Thanks Jason, for letting me know I made not enough sense 🙂
Labels: project management