The Iteration Plan needs to detail what is to be done in a fine-grained way, so that there is little room for fuzziness
about the true position or responsibilities at any time. Usually some kind of project planning tool will be used. This
is a fine-grained plan for one iteration. There are often two such plans: one for the current iteration and one under
construction for the next iteration.
To define the contents of an iteration you need:
These lists must be ranked. The objectives of an iteration should be aggressive so that when difficulties arise, items
can be dropped from the iterations based on their ranks.
Each iteration is concluded by an assessment. For this iteration assessment you assess the results of the
iteration relative to the evaluation criteria that were established for the Iteration Plan.
The evaluation criteria are established prior to each iteration and establish goals for the feature set, quality, and
performance to be achieved in the iteration. Actual achievement of these goals will vary. For example, on a given
iteration, the feature set may be exceeded, quality barely achieved, and performance lacking.
Also, goals may be expressed as minimal and desirable goals. For example, there may be a required feature set and some
desirable features that will be attempted in this iteration if the speed of development and staffing levels make it