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How it’s all connected
Team
Workflow &
Measurement
Collaborative
Specification &
Decomposition
TDD
ATDD
Test Design
Cont. ...
@LeanDog @MattBarcomb
What we’ll cover today
Flow-based road mapping
Portfolio of options
Key process metrics
@LeanDog @MattBarcomb
How it
usually
starts
@LeanDog @MattBarcomb
How it
usually
ends
“Essentially, all models
are wrong, but some are
useful.”
- George Box
@LeanDog @MattBarcomb
@LeanDog @MattBarcomb
Planning for
mass construction
How much will it cost?
When will it be done?
@LeanDog @MattBarcomb
Planning for
research & development
Should we start?
Should we keep going?
@LeanDog @MattBarcomb
Spectrum of knowable stuff
Routine
manufacturing
Complex
manufacturing
Physical
product dev.
Scienti...
@LeanDog @MattBarcomb
Shift the focus
Primarily focus on
understanding benefit.
Evaluate risk and
opportunity costs.
Learn...
@LeanDog @MattBarcomb
A starting structure
Team	
  A
Team	
  B
@LeanDog @MattBarcomb
Readiness & Support
Readiness
Support
Team	
  A
Team	
  B
@LeanDog @MattBarcomb
Time-based flow
Readiness
On	
  
Horizon
Coming	
  
Soon
Up	
  
Next
Current	
  
Goal
In	
  
Use
Tea...
@LeanDog @MattBarcomb
Here be dragons!
Readiness
On	
  
Horizon
Coming	
  
Soon
Up	
  
Next
Current	
  
Goal
In	
  
Use
HB...
@LeanDog @MattBarcomb
Define explicit policies
Readiness
On	
  
Horizon
Coming	
  
Soon
Up	
  
Next
Current	
  
Goal
In	
 ...
@LeanDog @MattBarcomb
Limit work in progress
Readiness
On	
  
Horizon
Coming	
  
Soon
Up	
  
Next
Current	
  
Goal
In	
  
...
Activity:
What are your dragons?
Everything else the organization needs
to deploy customer-ready software.
Activity:
What are your
explicit policies?
What makes work ready?
What needs validating?
What surprises are there?
Activity:
Turning dragons
into readiness & support
Who can you talk to?
When can they be engaged?
How to refine iterativel...
@LeanDog @MattBarcomb
Cadence for
Roadmap structure
Your business
Your industry
Your market
@LeanDog @MattBarcomb
But what goes IN
a flow-based roadmap?
Projects
Features
OPTIONS!
MVPs
Epics
@LeanDog @MattBarcomb
Something you *could* do
Things you have a choice *between*
Something you choose with *intention*
Wh...
@LeanDog @MattBarcomb
- duration - seasonality
- stakeholder feedback - govt. policy
- major biz activity - competition sh...
@LeanDog @MattBarcomb
Progressive elaboration
Initial loose frame
Flesh out via explicit policies
Invest more as you go
@LeanDog @MattBarcomb
Information value
of options
Many small asynchronous bets
Few large stable growth bets
Mix your opti...
@LeanDog @MattBarcomb
An option
framing canvas
Option	
  Name	
  &	
  Date:
Testable	
  Improvement	
  &	
  Customer	
  Hy...
Activity:
Roll your own option
@LeanDog @MattBarcomb
Team	
  A
Team	
  B
Readiness
Infras
On	
  
Horizon
Coming	
  
Soon
Up	
  
Next
Current	
  
Goal
In	...
@LeanDog @MattBarcomb
Metrics: Lead/Cycle Time
Lead	
  Time
Cycle	
  Time
Team	
  A
Team	
  B
Readiness
Infras
On	
  
Hori...
@LeanDog @MattBarcomb
Metrics: Forecasting
@LeanDog @MattBarcomb
Transitioning to flow-based roadmaps
What we covered
Starting a flow-based roadmap
Framing options
M...
@LeanDog @MattBarcomb
If you’d like the slides…
…or to discuss something
Please come let me know!
or email matt.barcomb@le...
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Using flow based road mapping and options

If you’d like an alternative to typical, quarter-by-quarter, schedule oriented road mapping (and all the associated waste) then this session is for you. Matt Barcomb will introduce a Cadenced Flow approach to flow-based road mapping. He will first cover how to layout and execute a road map based on models that better fit software planning as well as how to transform your existing plans. Next, using options thinking to frame work will be explored and how to use starting and stopping triggers for options, reducing the need of blind budgeting or project practices. Finally, Matt will wrap up by touching on a few key metrics that will let you monitor and evaluate your new road map.

Using flow based road mapping and options

  1. 1. with  Matt  Barcomb                        @MattBarcomb                                                  matt.barcomb@leandog.com Using Flow-based Road Maps & Options
  2. 2. How it’s all connected Team Workflow & Measurement Collaborative Specification & Decomposition TDD ATDD Test Design Cont. Integration Cont. Deployment Improving Intentionally Visual Program Coordination Flow-based Portfolios & Road Mapping Strategy Design Strategy Deployment People-focused Talent Development Service-oriented Products & Projects Service-driven Sales & Marketing Collaborative Decision Making & Prioritization Value-based Organization Design Pragmatic Product Design @LeanDog @MattBarcomb
  3. 3. @LeanDog @MattBarcomb What we’ll cover today Flow-based road mapping Portfolio of options Key process metrics
  4. 4. @LeanDog @MattBarcomb How it usually starts
  5. 5. @LeanDog @MattBarcomb How it usually ends
  6. 6. “Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful.” - George Box @LeanDog @MattBarcomb
  7. 7. @LeanDog @MattBarcomb Planning for mass construction How much will it cost? When will it be done?
  8. 8. @LeanDog @MattBarcomb Planning for research & development Should we start? Should we keep going?
  9. 9. @LeanDog @MattBarcomb Spectrum of knowable stuff Routine manufacturing Complex manufacturing Physical product dev. Scientific research Mass construction Software product dev. Enterprise ERP impl. Knowable upfront details Knowable responses to risks Knowable links between cause & effect
  10. 10. @LeanDog @MattBarcomb Shift the focus Primarily focus on understanding benefit. Evaluate risk and opportunity costs. Learn just enough about costs to choose to start.
  11. 11. @LeanDog @MattBarcomb A starting structure Team  A Team  B
  12. 12. @LeanDog @MattBarcomb Readiness & Support Readiness Support Team  A Team  B
  13. 13. @LeanDog @MattBarcomb Time-based flow Readiness On   Horizon Coming   Soon Up   Next Current   Goal In   Use Team  A Team  B Support
  14. 14. @LeanDog @MattBarcomb Here be dragons! Readiness On   Horizon Coming   Soon Up   Next Current   Goal In   Use HBD Team  A Team  B Support
  15. 15. @LeanDog @MattBarcomb Define explicit policies Readiness On   Horizon Coming   Soon Up   Next Current   Goal In   Use HBD things we do now and again for reasons things we do now and again for reasons things we do now and again for reasons things we do now and again for reasons things we do now and again for reasons things we do now and again for reasons Team  A Team  B Support
  16. 16. @LeanDog @MattBarcomb Limit work in progress Readiness On   Horizon Coming   Soon Up   Next Current   Goal In   Use HBD things we do now and again for reasons things we do now and again for reasons things we do now and again for reasons things we do now and again for reasons things we do now and again for reasons things we do now and again for reasons 12 22 Team  A Team  B Support
  17. 17. Activity: What are your dragons? Everything else the organization needs to deploy customer-ready software.
  18. 18. Activity: What are your explicit policies? What makes work ready? What needs validating? What surprises are there?
  19. 19. Activity: Turning dragons into readiness & support Who can you talk to? When can they be engaged? How to refine iteratively?
  20. 20. @LeanDog @MattBarcomb Cadence for Roadmap structure Your business Your industry Your market
  21. 21. @LeanDog @MattBarcomb But what goes IN a flow-based roadmap? Projects Features OPTIONS! MVPs Epics
  22. 22. @LeanDog @MattBarcomb Something you *could* do Things you have a choice *between* Something you choose with *intention* What is an option?
  23. 23. @LeanDog @MattBarcomb - duration - seasonality - stakeholder feedback - govt. policy - major biz activity - competition shift - media/PR event - market shift - technology shift - employee shift - major social incident - better options Triggering options
  24. 24. @LeanDog @MattBarcomb Progressive elaboration Initial loose frame Flesh out via explicit policies Invest more as you go
  25. 25. @LeanDog @MattBarcomb Information value of options Many small asynchronous bets Few large stable growth bets Mix your options like a portfolio
  26. 26. @LeanDog @MattBarcomb An option framing canvas Option  Name  &  Date: Testable  Improvement  &  Customer  Hypothesis: Measurable  Organizational  Benefit: Expected  Results  &  Metrics: Starting/Stopping  Triggers: Assumptions  &  Dependencies:
  27. 27. Activity: Roll your own option
  28. 28. @LeanDog @MattBarcomb Team  A Team  B Readiness Infras On   Horizon Coming   Soon Up   Next Current   Goal In   Use Metrics: Roadmap Churn 20% 50% 80% 95%
  29. 29. @LeanDog @MattBarcomb Metrics: Lead/Cycle Time Lead  Time Cycle  Time Team  A Team  B Readiness Infras On   Horizon Coming   Soon Up   Next Current   Goal In   Use HBD
  30. 30. @LeanDog @MattBarcomb Metrics: Forecasting
  31. 31. @LeanDog @MattBarcomb Transitioning to flow-based roadmaps What we covered Starting a flow-based roadmap Framing options Metrics and measures for roadmaps Information value of options
  32. 32. @LeanDog @MattBarcomb If you’d like the slides… …or to discuss something Please come let me know! or email matt.barcomb@leandog.com Questions?

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