Slicing-Up Into Do-able Work Packages - Both Tech and Non-Tech Aspects
Chunking aka partitioning. This is a technique for identifying units of work by examining the boundaries of a system. If you want to understand the big- picture, then you would chunk-up. The opposite is true when chunking-down into detail.
This approach to partitioning deliverables is based on a few fundamentals:
- Simplify as much as is possible, but don't try to simplify the necessary complexities of the business need.
- Understand the abilities of the people expected to execute and receive the change and determine if Conway's Law applies.
- Accept that the world is "complex adaptive" in nature and that emergence will *always* impact the change plan.
- Ensure all involved have a common understanding of the business & technical scope & outcomes, opportunities, risks and transition-states (the Waypoints that are used to measure the progress towards an agreed 'End State').
Both IQ and EQ (Emotional Intelligence) mindsets are required.