How We Plan Iterations

At AlphaSights, we more or less follow the Scrum agile development framework. I recommend Scrum and XP from the Trenches by Henrik Kniberg for an introduction. However, we have added a couple of extra steps for many of our teams to ensure that iteration planning is as clear and efficient as possible. As a Product Analyst, my job revolves around the prep work required before our team can begin developing a feature. Preparation for a typical two week iteration usually