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Agile Inception Techniques - DeliverConf 17 Workshop

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Agile and lean inception techniques from my DeliveryConf 17 workshop

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Agile Inception Techniques - DeliverConf 17 Workshop

  1. 1. Agile Inception Techniques @Kev_C_Murray & Tony White
  2. 2. • Have you learned the specific inception techniques? • Have you learned facilitation techniques? • Will you use them next week? • Did you have fun? WORKSHOP GOALS
  3. 3. Gives the customer permission not to know everything at start Ensures stakeholder alignment and a shared vision of success Provides an understand user of needs and business goals Mitigates risk Creates outputs to safely start a project WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF INCEPTION?
  4. 4. WHY INCEPTION? Smaller commitment Quickly kills unnecessary projects Demonstrates stand alone value Who really starts coding on day 1? Establishes relationships It works!
  5. 5. Assumption Mapping Impact Mapping Impact Estimation Technical Spikes Vision Product Box Sliders (Competing Constraints) Measurable KPIs Hero Journey Stakeholder Mapping Communications Plan Logistics & Cadence Introductions Retrospective / Futurespective Prototyping Hypotheses Creation User Journey Mapping Story Mapping Release Planning Guerrilla Testing Affinity Sorting Sizing Mood Boards Inspiration Boards Roles and Responsibilities plus many more……
  6. 6. Assumption Mapping Impact Mapping Impact Estimation Technical Spikes Vision Product Box Sliders (Competing Constraints) Measurable KPIs Hero Journey Stakeholder Mapping Communications Plan Logistics & Cadence Introductions Retrospective / Futurespective Prototyping Hypotheses Creation User Journey Mapping Story Mapping Release Planning Guerrilla Testing Affinity Sorting Sizing Mood Boards Inspiration Boards Roles and Responsibilities plus many more……
  7. 7. Assumption Mapping VisionProduct Box Sliders (Competing Constraints)
  8. 8. Assumption Mapping Vision Product Box Sliders (Competing Constraints) Options Plan ?
  9. 9. The ProblemWhen we were small we all chatted in the pub We could scale through pub of pub conversations Most of our projects are on our customers sites As we grow, consultants feel further from management As we grow, management feel further from the projects As a consultant I want to influence management decisions Management decisions affect consultants and their projects We need a bridge for continuous lightweight interaction
  10. 10. PRODUCT BOX & VISION
  11. 11. THE (name of project/service) FOR (users of the product/service) WHO WANT (key features/needs of the product/service) THIS SERVICE(S) WILL (sub key features) UNLIKE (existing product/service) THIS SERVICE WILL (key differentiators / advantages of product/service) VISION
  12. 12. The Tool is a Practical / Simple / Vital / Responsive For Small traders / Sole traders / Construction and maintenance workers / Vulnerable Who want to Practical / Easy to understand / Simple / Safety Information / Guidance This product Achieves / Inspires / Encourages / Motivates to work more safely / change in behaviour Unlike Tabloid newspapers / Current practice / Work advice / Guesses / HSE guidance / YouTube This is Accurate / Easy to comprehend / Easy to take advice / Easy to access / Trusted / Used by my peers / Specific / Relevant VISION (BAD EXAMPLE)
  13. 13. Title Logo Strap line Key Feature Sub Features PRODUCT BOX
  14. 14. Title Logo Strap line Key Feature Sub Features Front Back Title Logo Strap line Key Feature Sub Feature Details PRODUCT BOX
  15. 15. THE (name of project/service) FOR (users of the product/service) WHO WANT (key features/needs of the product/service) THIS SERVICE(S) WILL (sub key features) UNLIKE (existing product/service) THIS SERVICE WILL (key differentiators / advantages of product/service) VISION
  16. 16. VISION BECOMES THE MISSION
  17. 17. ASSUMPTION MAPPING
  18. 18. Defer evaluation of non-urgent assumptions uncertainty urgency Reduceuncertaintythroughanalysisoruserengagement
  19. 19. Defer evaluation of non-urgent assumptions uncertainty urgency Reduceuncertaintythroughanalysisoruserengagement Ready for investment Requires validating Ready for investment Requires validating
  20. 20. Assumption mapping
  21. 21. Assumption mapping
  22. 22. Defer evaluation of non-urgent assumptions uncertainty urgency Reduceuncertaintythroughanalysisoruserengagement Ready for investment Requires validating
  23. 23. 24 Assumptions Hypotheses Test Data Insight User Needs Business Goals Hunches Assumption Mapping Research Qual / Quant Personas Questions Wireframes Prototypes Creative User testing Guerilla testing Lab testing Affinity Sorting LeanUX
  24. 24. Assumptions to working software
  25. 25. Sliders SLIDERS
  26. 26. SLIDERS Budget Duration Scope (Beta) Quality GDS Standards User Needs Enablement Accessibility Responsiveness Security 1 110
  27. 27. SLIDERS UX Re-use Enablement Security Scope Cost and pace of change ! Accessibility Schedule User Engagement Compliance ! 110
  28. 28. CREATIVE SLIDERS
  29. 29. • Have you learned the specific inception techniques? • Have you learned facilitation techniques? • Will you use them next week? • Did you have fun? WORKSHOP GOALS
  30. 30. INSPIRATION Lean UX - Jeff Gothelf Crossing the Chasm - Geoff Moore Radical project Management - Rob Thomsett Bad idea killer - Melissa Perri Product Box - Innovation Games Dave Draper - @david_draper Alastair Brown - @AlBrownCTO Lydia Livingston - @lydiar Imran Younis - @ImranYounis Carolyn Warburton - @affrontedux Naomi Williams - @teapotdrama Dave Clark - @DVC752003

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