In this session we will shatter the myth that agile teams can't plan. We'll start by looking at the benefits of the short cycles of iterative and incremental development. We'll then look at the six different levels of planning that occur in agile organizations. We'll see what user stories are and why they've become the preferred approach to planning and managing the… Read more
The vast majority of what has been written about agile processes is intended for programmers and project managers. As an agile product manager, product owner, or member of the customer team, you need help identifying user needs and determining how best to meet those needs. Yet very little information is available to help you identify the right thing to build or… Read more
You know that before the development team writes their first line of code, they need a funded project and a prioritized product backlog. What you don’t yet know is how all the front-end planning works on an agile project, where just-in-time and just-enough are the rule of the day. And you aren’t quite sure how to apply user stories and story points from the very… Read more
Maybe you work for a vendor who must bid for work in response to an RFP. Or perhaps your company wants to hire a software development organization for a particular project, but aren’t sure how to structure a contract with an agile shop. Then again, maybe you need to outsource part of your development and need to structure a contract with an agile team. Whatever your… Read more
The technique of expressing requirements as user stories is one of the most broadly applicable techniques introduced by the agile processes. User stories are an effective approach on all time-constrained projects, and are a great way to begin introducing a bit of agility to your projects.
In this session, we look at how to identify and write good user stories. The… Read more
The vast majority of what has been written about agile processes is intended for programmers and project managers. Unfortunately, very little information is available to help new product owners or customers identify the right thing to build or learn how to juggle competing priorities. As a product owner, agile product manager, or member of a customer team, you need… Read more