Understand the Customer
- Do you know any real customer and what they think?
- Do you really know what your customers are and will be doing with the product?
- Do you have facts, rather than opinions, regarding what the customer pays money for?
- Can you correlate features with relevant business figures? (more on this later)
Weeding the Backlog
Slicing to the Bone
Keep the time!
Your customers will be forgiving on the scope, but not on not having anything on the agreed date. Deliver. On time.