Managing balanced                       team projects                         Story map and backlog coordination          ...
Project Management                The process of dealing with                or controlling things or people.             ...
Value from resources  @atomicobject              http://spin.atomicobject.com   3Monday, September 26, 2011
Bring the love  @atomicobject              http://spin.atomicobject.com                    4Monday, September 26, 2011
Happy teams  @atomicobject              http://spin.atomicobject.com                 5Monday, September 26, 2011
Atomic Context  @atomicobject              http://spin.atomicobject.com   6Monday, September 26, 2011
Poly-skilled                                    co-located                                   self-managing                ...
No  @atomicobject              http://spin.atomicobject.com   8Monday, September 26, 2011
No  @atomicobject              http://spin.atomicobject.com        9Monday, September 26, 2011
Yes  @atomicobject              http://spin.atomicobject.com   10Monday, September 26, 2011
Yes  @atomicobject              http://spin.atomicobject.com   11Monday, September 26, 2011
Product Definition  @atomicobject              http://spin.atomicobject.com   12Monday, September 26, 2011
Direction and definition  @atomicobject              http://spin.atomicobject.com                             13Monday, Sep...
Iterations                                                    Rituals                                                  PM ...
Populate backlog iterations                                          as they occur.                                Team me...
500          417          333 Points          250          167           83                                               ...
Task Backlog  @atomicobject              http://spin.atomicobject.com                  17Monday, September 26, 2011
Scope Management  @atomicobject              http://spin.atomicobject.com   18Monday, September 26, 2011
Drift  @atomicobject              http://spin.atomicobject.com           19Monday, September 26, 2011
Hitting targets  @atomicobject              http://spin.atomicobject.com                     20Monday, September 26, 2011
500          417          333   Scope added Points          250          167           83                                 ...
Task Assignments  @atomicobject              http://spin.atomicobject.com   22Monday, September 26, 2011
Strategy                                                               Scenarios                                          ...
Who ?  @atomicobject              http://spin.atomicobject.com           24Monday, September 26, 2011
Intermediate goals                                 help manage                                             scope          ...
@atomicobject              http://spin.atomicobject.com   26Monday, September 26, 2011
Additional Tools  @atomicobject              http://spin.atomicobject.com   27Monday, September 26, 2011
Kanban                                                            Story Map  @atomicobject              http://spin.atomic...
Kanban  @atomicobject              http://spin.atomicobject.com   29Monday, September 26, 2011
X: IxD, IA (sketching)                                  V: VizD                                  M: Markup                ...
Staged Backlog  @atomicobject              http://spin.atomicobject.com                    31Monday, September 26, 2011
Story map                                                            Kanban                    2-X                    8-V ...
Takeaways                              Represent product in story map.            Prioritize development of story map task...
Before                         After  @atomicobject              http://spin.atomicobject.com           34Monday, Septembe...
References               Story maps               http://www.agileproductdesign.com/blog/the_new_backlog.html             ...
http://spin.atomicobject.com                @atomicobject                             shawn.crowley@atomicobject.com      ...
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Story maps easily represent releases of features that help users accomplish goals. Story maps help show what features should be delivered to create a compelling software experience. Agile projects commonly use task backlogs to manage scope and burn charts to track velocity and predict delivery dates. Simple backlogs and burn charts do not effectively show intermediate accomplishments of value. Expectations outside of the core product team can be more effectively managed by discussing functionality and delivery dates represented in a story map. Coordinating an integrated task backlog (both design centric and code centric tasks) with a story map allows for better scope management and team skills management aimed at hitting intermediate milestones. Disclaimer - This talk outlines thoughts on process and cites actual project examples utilizing several software and paper tools. Shawn is not going to reveal a "silver bullet" software tool.

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Managing Balanced Team Projects: Story Maps & Backlog Co-ordination (Shawn Crowley)

  1. 1. Managing balanced team projects Story map and backlog coordination balanced team conference 9/24/11 #balconf shawn.crowley@atomicobject.comMonday, September 26, 2011
  2. 2. Project Management The process of dealing with or controlling things or people. The responsibility for and control of a company or similar organization. @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 2Monday, September 26, 2011
  3. 3. Value from resources @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 3Monday, September 26, 2011
  4. 4. Bring the love @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 4Monday, September 26, 2011
  5. 5. Happy teams @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 5Monday, September 26, 2011
  6. 6. Atomic Context @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 6Monday, September 26, 2011
  7. 7. Poly-skilled co-located self-managing teams of makers @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 7Monday, September 26, 2011
  8. 8. No @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 8Monday, September 26, 2011
  9. 9. No @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 9Monday, September 26, 2011
  10. 10. Yes @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 10Monday, September 26, 2011
  11. 11. Yes @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 11Monday, September 26, 2011
  12. 12. Product Definition @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 12Monday, September 26, 2011
  13. 13. Direction and definition @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 13Monday, September 26, 2011
  14. 14. Iterations Rituals PM Tools @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 14Monday, September 26, 2011
  15. 15. Populate backlog iterations as they occur. Team members work on tasks aligned with “profession.” Track history to predict the future. @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 15Monday, September 26, 2011
  16. 16. 500 417 333 Points 250 167 83 Burn Charts 0 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Iterations Total Points in Project Total Points Completed Total points line @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 16Monday, September 26, 2011
  17. 17. Task Backlog @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 17Monday, September 26, 2011
  18. 18. Scope Management @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 18Monday, September 26, 2011
  19. 19. Drift @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 19Monday, September 26, 2011
  20. 20. Hitting targets @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 20Monday, September 26, 2011
  21. 21. 500 417 333 Scope added Points 250 167 83 Velocity decrease 0 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Iterations Total Points in Project Total Points Completed Total points line @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 21Monday, September 26, 2011
  22. 22. Task Assignments @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 22Monday, September 26, 2011
  23. 23. Strategy Scenarios Sketching Planning Hi-fidelity Design Coding Prototypes IA & IxD Patterns Markup @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 23Monday, September 26, 2011
  24. 24. Who ? @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 24Monday, September 26, 2011
  25. 25. Intermediate goals help manage scope timing of execution task assignments @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 25Monday, September 26, 2011
  26. 26. @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 26Monday, September 26, 2011
  27. 27. Additional Tools @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 27Monday, September 26, 2011
  28. 28. Kanban Story Map @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 28Monday, September 26, 2011
  29. 29. Kanban @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 29Monday, September 26, 2011
  30. 30. X: IxD, IA (sketching) V: VizD M: Markup C: Code T: Exploratory Testing P: Polish? @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 30Monday, September 26, 2011
  31. 31. Staged Backlog @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 31Monday, September 26, 2011
  32. 32. Story map Kanban 2-X 8-V 4-M 2-M 8-C 2-C 8-C Backlog @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 32Monday, September 26, 2011
  33. 33. Takeaways Represent product in story map. Prioritize development of story map tasks in kanban chart. Stage backlog to set intermediate goals. Use goals to manage assignments, scope changes, and execution timing. @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 33Monday, September 26, 2011
  34. 34. Before After @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 34Monday, September 26, 2011
  35. 35. References Story maps http://www.agileproductdesign.com/blog/the_new_backlog.html http://www.agileproductdesign.com/writing/finding_the_forest.pdf Picking tasks and planning kanban Anders Ramsay - UX Tracer Bullet, Agile UX retreat December 2010 Intermediate goals http://alistair.cockburn.us/Earned-value+and+burn+charts Staging backlogs Desirée Sy - putting UX on an agile planning board, Agile UX retreat December 2010 @atomicobject http://spin.atomicobject.com 35Monday, September 26, 2011
  36. 36. http://spin.atomicobject.com @atomicobject shawn.crowley@atomicobject.com 616 776 6020x731 @shawncrowleyMonday, September 26, 2011

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