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I talked about using mind mapping to explore user context first to extract user stories effectively.

I talked about using mind mapping to explore user context first to extract user stories effectively.
Using a mind mapping + UML software "JUDE".
http://jude.change-vision.com/

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  • 1. Exploring User Stories through Mind Mapping Kenji HIRANABE Change Vision, Inc.
  • 2. Objectives
    • To understand what is Mind Mapping and how software development can benefit from it.
    • To experience how to use Mind Maps to explore user wish and carve out User Stories .
  • 3. Agenda
    • Introduction
    • What is a Mind Map and Why
    • How Software Development Benefits from Using Mind Maps
    • Exploring User Wish using Mind Mapping
    • Demonstration
    • Let’s try !
    • Conclusion
  • 4. Kenji HIRANABE(1/2)
    • (co-)Translator of …
    XP/ Agile books
    • (co-)Author of …
    C++ book OO, UML books Mind Map book
  • 5. Kenji HIRANABE(2/2)
    • CEO of Change Vision, Inc.
    • JUDE – UML editor
      • With Mind Map, ERD
      • http://jude.change-vision.com/
    • TRICHORD – Agile Project Kanban Board
      • Kanban, Parking Lot,
      • http://trichord.change-vision.com/
      • Burndowns, Smiley Calendar
  • 6. Agile2008
    • I’ll talked about …
    • Learning Kaizen from Toyota [with Mind Maps]
    • New Car Development in Toyota
    • Exploring User Stories through Mind Mapping
    • Dear XP – song at the party
  • 7. Stickyminds.com article “Agile Modeling with Mind Map and UML” Search: stickyminds Kenji HIRANABE
  • 8. Mind Map
    • Tony Buzan
    • Graphical note technique
    • Visualize thoughts with a radiant structure
      • Keyword Oriented
      • Loose syntax and semantics
      • Fast and Easy
      • High level View
      • Evocative
      • Explore and Gather Ideas
  • 9. da Vinci uses Pictures and Words at the same time
  • 10. Mind Mapping
    • Examples …
  • 11. Kent Beck’s XP 2nd
  • 12. Retrospectives using Keep/Problem/Try format
  • 13. Product Feature Map in Release Planning
  • 14. Seminar Ideas
  • 15. Project Christmas Planning
  • 16. Meeting Minutes Template
  • 17. Design Patterns
  • 18. Mastering the Requirements Process by Suzanne and James Robertson, 1999.
  • 19. Self-Introduction Mind Map
    • Central Image
      • Your name and your Icon
      • What describes you most
    • BOI’s may be,
      • Why (you came to Tronto)?
      • What (do you do) ?
      • Favorites (sessions so far)
    • 3-minute introduction in pairs
  • 20.  
  • 21. User Stores: Ron Jeffries’ 3 Cs
    • Card
      • Written on note cards.
      • Cards may be annotated with estimates, notes, etc.
    • Conversation
      • Details behind the story come out during conversation with customer
    • Confirm
      • Acceptance tests confirm the story was coded correctly
  • 22. User Stories: Mike Cohn
    • Shift focus from writing to talking
    • Metaphor of Trawling (by Suzanne and James Robertson)
      • Requirements can be captured with different sized nets
      • Requirements change, mature, possibly die
      • Skill is a factor
    • Avoid “The user”, find “Roles”
    • In order to <benefit>, as a <role>, I want to <story>,
  • 23. Mastering the Requirements Process by Suzanne and James Robertson, 1999.
  • 24. User Wish Mind Map
    • The first step of getting what you want.
    • Get the Big Picture .
    • Who ? first.
    • Semi-structured.
    • Gather info and mine UseCases / User Stories .
  • 25. Demonstration
    • City Library System Interview…
  • 26. Library Interview Mind Map
  • 27. UseCase Diagram
  • 28. User Stories Mind Map
  • 29. User Wish Big Picture Mind Map User Stories Why? Who? When? Estimate, Plan, Prioritize, Test value role
  • 30. Conclusion
    • Mind Mapping is effective when
      • Gathering Information
      • Exploring topics freely
    • User interview with Mind Mapping
      • Is Semi-structured
      • Gives a high-level view of user wish
      • Creates a big picture of the user wish from which you can carve out good use cases or user stories.
    • Why, Who, When are good input to user stories.
  • 31. The mind map tool
    • JUDE – UML editor
      • With Mind Map, ERD, DFD
      • http://jude.change-vision.com/
  • 32. User Stories Spreadsheet Also to PowerPoint!