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  • 1. When I had big shoes to fill – my story of replacing a star PO Amoli Upadhye Tata Consultancy Services
  • 2. My story begins…Project 1 Project 2• Was short and smooth • Was chaotic• Thought added value • Built a coffee pot Coffee pot of Masochists Free image courtesy of
  • 3. Why talk about my experience?• Explore scope for PO’s to – o Function in a structured manner o Improve infinitely
  • 4. Baby steps…• Project 3, under seasoned PO• Structured releases, stories• Felt confident each day• Signature mark
  • 5. Parting gift• Tools help• But are no substitute for sound business judgment• No classes teach that Free image courtesy of
  • 6. What did I learn and found helpful? Lesson 2 Lesson 1 Rock requirementsBe a great communicator engineering Lesson 4 Lesson 3 Watch your babies Build water tight stories while they play
  • 7. Lesson #1 – Be a great communicator • User persona Right communication strategies • Storyboarding • Structure your message • Apply 80 – 20 rule Free image courtesy of
  • 8. Lesson #2 – Rock requirement engineering• Adopt timely paper • Add dimension to prototyping product requirement Free image courtesy of
  • 9. Lesson #3 – Build water tight stories• Strategy• Scope• Structure Stories• Skeleton• Surface • Acceptance criteria • Sizing • Testable Effective release planning Free image courtesy of
  • 10. Lesson #4 – Watch your babies while they play• Support tickets • Analytics Free image courtesy of
  • 11. My journey continues …• Drive empirical decisions• Lend structure• Facilitate improvement in PO areas Free image courtesy of
  • 12. Thank
  • 13. Sample user persona• Name – Mrs. Smith, age 30• Goals – o Is a homemaker, lives with a family of 5 o Stocks groceries, vegetables, fruits on a weekly basis (Sunday’s) o Shops at departmental stores (is loyal to D’Mart) o Her checklist and offers running (eg. free gifts) at the stores fill her shopping cart o Doesn’t mind looking at new products on stands Free image courtesy of
  • 14. Paper Image courtesy of
  • 15. Paper prototyping cont… Image courtesy of
  • 16. Effective story boarding Ant peacock brush air • Air , also, Antscene card doctor also • Brush, Bakerygoat keys greece kinglion monkey parrot more • Cake, Cardmain tiger Tennis gold • Doctor, Donutsilver lawn bakery cakedonut • Goat, Gold, greece • Keys, King • Lawn, Lion • Main, Monkey, More • Parrot, Peacock • Scene, silver • Tennis, tiger