Welcome to the amalgamation of a short series of articles on crafting effective, well-formed objectives as part of the SAFe® Program Increment (PI) / Big Room Planning activity. We have seen a lot of confusion surrounding the use of PI objectives; confusion that often results in:
Resistance to their use and;
The production of poorly formed team objectives that appear to be completely redundant as they just list the Features being addressed.
The first step to creating well-formed, useful objectives is for everyone to understand why they are so important.
Covered in this document:
Why do we need PI Objectives when we have Features?
Writing good PI Objectives
PI Objectives and the PI Planning Process
PI Objectives Beyond PI Planning: Reaffirming and Monitoring Your Commitments