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Impact mapping-cc

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  1. 1. Dr. Serhiy Yevtushenko Agile Stammtisch Frankfurt 3.04.2014 Impact Mapping
  2. 2. What is Impact Mapping? • One of the agile requirements gathering technics • Provides a visual overview: what should be done in order to achieve goals? • Was developed by Gojko Adzic • Has roots in „Effect Mapping“ Usability-Technic
  3. 3. Impact Mapping Benefits (I) • Provides big pictures view • Clearly communicates assumptions • Aligns team activities with overall business objectives • Prevents scope creep and over-engineering
  4. 4. Impact Mapping Benefits (II) • Bridges the gap between long-term and short term plans • Facilitates setting measurable objectives at right levels • Suitable for iterative delivery • Allows making roadmap decisions
  5. 5. How does an Impact Map look like?
  6. 6. Impact Map Structure
  7. 7. Impact Mapping Levels Level Question Content Details 0 Why? Goal Why such a thing would be useful? 1 What? Actors Who can produce the desired effect? Who can obstruct it? Who are the consumers or users of the product? Who will be impacted by it? 2 How? Impacts How should our actors behavior change? How can they help us to achieve the goal? How can they obstruct or prevent us from succeeding? 3 What? Deliverables What can we do, as organization or a delivery team, to support the required impacts?
  8. 8. Impact Mapping Process Gather major stakeholders. Get the agreement on possible goals Apply metrics as well for impacts level Measure definition template - scale - meter - benchmark - constraints - target Discover real goals Define good measurements Plan the first milestone Draw the skeleton map Find alternatives Aim for one objective Use dot voting/ virtual cash for priorisation Put the first milestone in center. Connect high level delive- rables to it Define as many alternati- ves as you can in a time-box Limit discussion to actors and behavioral impacts Define key priorities Keep it iinformal Show- stoppers? Low-hanging fruits? Key assumptions to test? Earn or learn Preparation Mapping Define the learning budget. Define small experiments Story mapping/ other methods to define delivery slices
  9. 9. Further Resources • Gojko Adzic - Impact Mapping: Making a big impact with software products and projects • http://www.impactmapping.org/
  10. 10. Q & A Dr. Serhiy Yevtushenko codecentric AG An der Welle 3 60322 Frankfut serhiy.yevtushenko@codecentric.de http://asffm.blogspot.de

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