This tutorial teaches how to use a simple 5 component model to identify and prioritise stories on a project. The five elements to the model are: Business Objectives (value and goals) Business Actors (who does this) Business Events (when does this happen) Business Process (what needs to be done) Business Objects (what do we do it with - information and/or tools) The tutorial introduces the model as a tool for understanding current (“as is”) and future state (“to be”), identifying the stories for the future state and teaches the participants how to use it on a mock project.
One of the most common questions asked of practicing Agile teams is:
How can we increase velocity?
Many teams have had to answer this question, but is it the right question? Velocity is an excellent measurement for determining project timelines and progress towards them but doesn’t give us any indication about the overall value of the features being delivered. All too often poor prioritization and solutioning are ignored because velocity is the KPI for the team. This session shows how to use value as a tool to ensure that you get more of the right things done.
This talk will look at the product owner role on an Agile team from a Pragmatic product management perspective. Many software development companies rely on their product management organizations to represent the needs of customers and the market. Concentration on problems, the people who have them, and the circumstances under which they experience those problems is what makes the marriage of Pragmatic product management and Agile so valuable. This presentation will describe how the Pragmatic approach to the MRD gives the Agile product owner a headstart and the entire Agile team an edge.