Quality goals, definition of done, estimates & release plans The quality goals of the project is crucial as our prioritization effort takes into account which technical user stories are enablers of said quality and which are not. The definition of done and the way we set up our delivery team is largely dependent on the quality goals.
Having the MVP’s identified enables us to sit with the delivery team and derive initial high level estimates. Typically these early estimates take on the form of t-shirt sizes. Armed with an initial backlog and MVP’s prioritized and sized, the product owner can proceed to craft the product road-map that will naturally feed into the release plan.