Organizing Our Agile Canvas Stories

There's no way to predict how many success and progress stories a group will identify in any given collaboration. It partly depends on how far in time they go. When we sequence and timestamp stories, it's important which stories we select for the first phase of the collaboration. Here are 5 criteria for the stories we place on the top of our sequenced list:

Learning: They generate the kind of learning that will help us scale and apply results Narratives: They generate stories that inspire further engagement and support  Relationships: They build relationships of trust that make creativity and commitment more possible More resources: They create paybacks of more resources for future efforts Asset use: They make good use of existing resources

The whole Agile approach features iterations that spiral in cycles of expanding progress and success.