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Tollgates during the agile lifecycle

Last post 09:09 pm March 16, 2022 by Daniel Wilhite
3 replies
05:33 am March 16, 2022

Looking for a detailed information about 'when to place the tollgates during the agile lifecycle'? with example.


04:52 pm March 16, 2022

Looking for a detailed information about 'when to place the tollgates during the agile lifecycle'? with example.

In heaven's name, why?


06:02 pm March 16, 2022

Why would you want to place additional gates? When applying lean and agile methods, you typically want to remove, or at least reduce the burden of, gates in the life cycle.

At one time, Construx had a white paper called "Introducing Agility into a Phase Gate Process". It was a well-reasoned look at how agility and gates could co-exist, with a couple of different models. However, it doesn't appear to be on their website anymore, so I'm having difficultly finding it. Perhaps you or someone else would have better luck.


09:09 pm March 16, 2022

If you find anything it is bad advice.  One of the main goals of being agile is to remove obstacles of delivering valuable work to the stakeholders.  Adding gates inhibits agility.  

I refer to the Merriam-Webster definition of agile

Definition of agile

1marked by ready ability to move with quick easy grace

an agile dancer

2having a quick resourceful and adaptable character

an agile mind


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