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Ron Jeffries & Chet Hendricks:“Agile is simple, but it’s not easy”
Simple but not Easy• Use self organizing teams … but people have competing interests• Deliver greatest value … but each person defines value differently• Break stories down to workable sizes … but sometimes you lose the plot!
How to do it?1. Divide into groups of 3-5 people2. Start by gathering “things people do” – the user tasks. Writethem down individually and then read them aloud to your group – Likely they start with a verb. – These are high level user stories called “User Tasks” (walking skeleton) – This forms your story map skeleton3. Group them silently (simply because it is faster)4. Name the groups and lay them out in order of time (left toright) – These are called “User Activities” (backbone)5. Add more detailed user stories below the main tasks6. Prioritize top to bottom7. Break into releases
How to do it?smithcdau (@smithcdau)11-08-11 2:12 PMRT @shanehastie: @jeffpatton if youre arguingabout sequence it probably means it doesntmatter. #Agile2011 #yam
Some Definitions (review) PrioritiesTimeUser ActivitiesUser Tasks User Stories Releases
Wrap-Up• Make better decisions• Increase your ability to deliver (interests & value)• Allay fears of agile sceptics
Links• Two articles from Jeff: – http://www.agileproductdesign.com/blog/the_ne w_backlog.html – http://www.agileproductdesign.com/writing/how _you_slice_it.pdf• Online User Story Mapping: – http://www.cardmapping.com