During this phase of implementation, the Project Planning Function is executed to ensure effective project scheduling and tracking within the Agile Project Management Framework. Agile planning emphasizes adaptability, collaboration, and iterative development. The collaborative efforts of the Contractor’s and Customer’s specialists involve implementing planning functions aligned with the PMS Regulations. This process includes refining project management processes, enhancing communication channels, and documenting the responsibilities of project participants within defined timeframes.

The Agile approach to project planning enables flexibility and responsiveness to changing requirements. It promotes frequent communication and collaboration among project stakeholders to prioritize tasks, manage dependencies, and allocate resources effectively. Agile planning techniques, such as user stories, sprints, and backlog prioritization, facilitate incremental development and iterative refinement of project plans.

Project Planning Function

An example of presenting a project calendar schedule from the Microsoft Online website.

By incorporating Agile principles into the Project Planning Function, the team can embrace change, maintain transparency, and deliver value early and consistently throughout the project lifecycle. This iterative planning process allows for continuous improvement and empowers teams to respond quickly to evolving customer needs.

Key outcomes at this stage include:

  • Development of an Agile Project Plan that embraces iterative and incremental delivery.
  • Creation of a prioritized backlog, consisting of user stories and tasks, to guide project execution.
  • Adoption of agile estimation techniques, such as relative sizing or story points, to forecast project timelines and resource needs.
  • Implementation of agile tracking mechanisms, such as burn-down charts or Kanban boards, to monitor progress and adapt plans accordingly.

By integrating Agile Principles into project planning, the team can foster collaboration, enhance project visibility, and deliver valuable outcomes in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment.

The duration of this stage is estimated at 30 working days.


Contractor’s: The Contractor is responsible for providing a skilled project planner and a proficient business analyst with expertise in Agile planning methodologies. They also provide the necessary tools and deliver training to support effective Agile project planning for the Customer’s pilot projects.

Customer’s: The Customer is required to appoint an employee who will serve as the ISUP representative. This individual will be responsible for providing access to the relevant information needed for Agile planning. Additionally, project administrators and/or planners must be designated to ensure the smooth execution of individual Agile projects within the PMS.