Agile Webinar - Inception Cookbook - Recipe for Planning an Inception Workshop

Power Skills



Want to gain alignment between the business and an Agile team, create a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) or product with that shared understanding and an effective plan? We do this with an Inception (not the movie). Inceptions are based on Lean Startup and Design Thinking practices for agile, waterfall and hybrid teams. 

In this presentation we will discuss:

  • The phases of Inception (Pre-planning, Business & Project Context, Product Solutioning, Technical Visioning, Estimation & Planning, and Showcase)
  • Why do Inceptions?
  • The outcomes
  • How to schedule an in-depth week-long Inception workshop
  • The right moment to do an inception
  • Who should attend?

Have you joined our new PMINYC Agile Community Linked In Group? After the webinar is over, please share your thoughts, feedback or additional questions with Peter Graves in our new Linked In group to continue our discussion on Agile Inception.

Once you join, you can also network with others from our agile community!

Speaker Bio:


Peter Graves

Peter Graves (PMP, Scrum Master and recently as an Agile Coach) has over 20 years of experience in solution architecture and delivering innovative technology solutions that maximize business value. Working at start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, as well as, an international consulting firm, Peter’s perspective is shaped by the belief of the part everyone plays in successful digital transformation. He has prepared and led several dozen Inceptions for IT groups in oil & gas, healthcare, airlines and railroads, logistics, non-profits, Security, mortgage services and DevOps.

Since 2006 in Agile software consulting and product delivery, Pete has energy and passion for Inception facilitation, product management, team coaching, Scrum, Kanban, agile / lean adoption, design thinking, facilitation of remote, large, and multisite teams, and building high performance teams.

Meeting Agenda

5:50 - 6:00 PM - Meeting Opens

6:00 - 7:00 PM - Presentation

7:00 - 7:15 PM - Q&A/Closing

There are no refunds for this meeting.


Those who attend can self-report 1.25 PDUs Power Skills

Meeting Info:

If you are registered for this webinar, you should have received an email from PMINYC Agile on 10/24 @6 pm with the Zoom link for the meeting. If you did not receive it, please check your Junk/SPAM folders or contact Sheryl Chuang ( to get the link.


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Type of category: Agile Program

Type of activity: Power Skills

Date: October 25th, 2023

Hour: 6:00PM to 7:15PM

Registration close date: October 25th, 2023 at 5:55PM

# of PDUs: 1.25


Members: Free

Non members and Guests: USD$5.00


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