OBJECTIVES!By attending this Webinar you will learn:•  Why do we need Inception for Agile projects?•  How to understand st...
SETTING AN AGILE PROJECT UP       FOR SUCCESS!        DAVID DRAPER // HEAD OF ENABLEMENT //                    VALTECH UK
How do you embark on a newproject?
Ò  WHAT IS INCEPTION?Ò  OUR APPROACHÒ  TOOLBOXÒ  OUTPUTS
INCEPTION TAKESAN IDEA ANDELABORATES ITJUST ENOUGH!
JUST ENOUGH FOR WHAT?!Ò Rough project “shape”   Who benefits?   Who is impacted?Ò Rough costs
RESISTINGANALYSISPARALYSIS!
UP-FRONT ANALYSIS CAUSESINCREASED COST ANDUNUSED FEATURES
FIXED PRICECONTRACTS DRIVEBEHAVIOURTHROUGH FEAR OFCHANGE!
COLLABORATIVE OR CONTRACTUAL?!“LET’S FIGURE OUT TOGETHER THEBEST WAY TO MEET YOUR GOALS”       “TELL US PRECISELY WHAT    ...
THE PROBLEM WITH REQUIREMENTS …
                  
        … MOST OF THEM AREN’T!
AGILE REQUIREMENTS PRINCIPLES!Ò  FOCUS ON THE GOALS OF THE STAKEHOLDERSÒ  BRING MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES TOGETHERÒ  DO NOT...
WHAT DO OUR CUSTOMERS WANT?!Ò REDUCED TIME-TO-MARKETÒ OUTCOMES REACHED  REVENUE PROTECTION  REVENUE GENERATION  COST SAV...
OUR APPROACH
FOLLOW    THE  VALUE!
INCREMENTALDELIVERY!
EVERY PROJECT IS DIFFERENT!Ò UsabilityÒ Technology Up-liftÒ Social platformÒ CommerceÒ Integration                   ...
THE INCEPTION FRAMEWORK!  KICK-OFF  PROBLEM ANALYSIS  SOLUTION DESIGN  SOLUTION DELIVERY PLANNING  CONCLUSION
MINIMUM MARKETABLE FEATURES                                                 SYSTEM CONTEXTBUSINESS PROCESS ANALYSIS       ...
TOOLBOX
VISION!For (target customer)Who (statement of the need or opportunity)The (product name) is a (product category)That (key ...
STAKEHOLDERS!Ò  Who cares?Ò  Permission giverÒ  Interested partyÒ  Information sourceÒ  What makes them tick?        ...
PERSONAS!Ò  MARKET SEGMENTATION FOR DUMMIES
25!
MMFS!Ò  MINIMUM   How small can a product be and still deliver benefit to   someone?   Benefit can be in the form of new ...
WIREFRAMES!              Ò  Engage stakeholders with                  interactive mock ups              Ò  Long term and...
VISION          CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS             STAKEHOLDERS / ACTORS  CANDIDATE ARCHITECTURE / UI WIRE FRAMES  MMF 1...
WHAT DO YOU GET?
OUTPUTS!Ò SHARED VISIONÒ ENGAGED STAKEHOLDERSÒ PERSONA ANALYSISÒ ROADMAP & RELEASE STRATEGYÒ PRODUCT BACKLOGÒ TECHNI...
… AND THE OPTION TO HAVE VALTECH DELIVER IT!Ò  RESOURCE PROFILEÒ  DELIVERY APPROACHÒ  ADRID   Assumptions, decisions, r...
AT WHAT COST!Ò  2-3 WEEKSÒ  MULTI-SKILLED TEAM   ENGAGEMENT MANAGER   BUSNESS ANALYST   TECHNICAL ARCHITECT   USER EXPER...
Thank you
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David Draper, Agile Coach, Valtech UK
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Agile Day 2012
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Valtech - Agile inception : how to start an agile project ?

  1. 1. OBJECTIVES!By attending this Webinar you will learn:•  Why do we need Inception for Agile projects?•  How to understand stakeholder and user needs•  How to work breadth first•  How to satisfy your organisations needs for budget andscope certainty without sacrificing Agility
  2. 2. SETTING AN AGILE PROJECT UP FOR SUCCESS! DAVID DRAPER // HEAD OF ENABLEMENT // VALTECH UK
  3. 3. How do you embark on a newproject?
  4. 4. Ò  WHAT IS INCEPTION?Ò  OUR APPROACHÒ  TOOLBOXÒ  OUTPUTS
  5. 5. INCEPTION TAKESAN IDEA ANDELABORATES ITJUST ENOUGH!
  6. 6. JUST ENOUGH FOR WHAT?!Ò Rough project “shape” Who benefits? Who is impacted?Ò Rough costs
  7. 7. RESISTINGANALYSISPARALYSIS!
  8. 8. UP-FRONT ANALYSIS CAUSESINCREASED COST ANDUNUSED FEATURES
  9. 9. FIXED PRICECONTRACTS DRIVEBEHAVIOURTHROUGH FEAR OFCHANGE!
  10. 10. COLLABORATIVE OR CONTRACTUAL?!“LET’S FIGURE OUT TOGETHER THEBEST WAY TO MEET YOUR GOALS” “TELL US PRECISELY WHAT YOU WANT US TO BUILD”
  11. 11. THE PROBLEM WITH REQUIREMENTS …
 
 … MOST OF THEM AREN’T!
  12. 12. AGILE REQUIREMENTS PRINCIPLES!Ò  FOCUS ON THE GOALS OF THE STAKEHOLDERSÒ  BRING MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES TOGETHERÒ  DO NOT COMMIT TO DETAILS UNTIL NECESSARY
  13. 13. WHAT DO OUR CUSTOMERS WANT?!Ò REDUCED TIME-TO-MARKETÒ OUTCOMES REACHED REVENUE PROTECTION REVENUE GENERATION COST SAVINGÒ FINANCIAL DILIGENCE
  14. 14. OUR APPROACH
  15. 15. FOLLOW THE VALUE!
  16. 16. INCREMENTALDELIVERY!
  17. 17. EVERY PROJECT IS DIFFERENT!Ò UsabilityÒ Technology Up-liftÒ Social platformÒ CommerceÒ Integration 17
  18. 18. THE INCEPTION FRAMEWORK! KICK-OFF PROBLEM ANALYSIS SOLUTION DESIGN SOLUTION DELIVERY PLANNING CONCLUSION
  19. 19. MINIMUM MARKETABLE FEATURES SYSTEM CONTEXTBUSINESS PROCESS ANALYSIS PRAGMATIC PERSONAS LIKES & DISLIKESUI DESIGN USER STORY MAPPING RELEASE THEMES STAKEHOLDER ANALYSISCRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS VISION STATEMENTPAIN POINTS UI WIREFRAMES NON-FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS TRADE-OFF SLIDERS USER STORIES MINIMUM VIABLE PRODUCT
  20. 20. TOOLBOX
  21. 21. VISION!For (target customer)Who (statement of the need or opportunity)The (product name) is a (product category)That (key benefit, compelling reason to buy)Unlike (primary competitive alternative)Our product (statement of primarydifferentiation) taken from Geoffrey Moore’s book Crossing the Chasm
  22. 22. STAKEHOLDERS!Ò  Who cares?Ò  Permission giverÒ  Interested partyÒ  Information sourceÒ  What makes them tick? 23
  23. 23. PERSONAS!Ò  MARKET SEGMENTATION FOR DUMMIES
  24. 24. 25!
  25. 25. MMFS!Ò  MINIMUM How small can a product be and still deliver benefit to someone? Benefit can be in the form of new information, a marketing demo or a new feature for end usersÒ  MARKETABLE Each increment should deliver recognisable valueÒ  FEATURES Some features cannot stand alone Others can be split
  26. 26. WIREFRAMES! Ò  Engage stakeholders with interactive mock ups Ò  Long term and short term view
  27. 27. VISION CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS STAKEHOLDERS / ACTORS CANDIDATE ARCHITECTURE / UI WIRE FRAMES MMF 1 MMF 2 MMF 3 HIGH LEVELELABORATED STORIES STORIES
  28. 28. WHAT DO YOU GET?
  29. 29. OUTPUTS!Ò SHARED VISIONÒ ENGAGED STAKEHOLDERSÒ PERSONA ANALYSISÒ ROADMAP & RELEASE STRATEGYÒ PRODUCT BACKLOGÒ TECHNICAL ARCHITECTUREÒ UX / UI MOCK-UPS
  30. 30. … AND THE OPTION TO HAVE VALTECH DELIVER IT!Ò  RESOURCE PROFILEÒ  DELIVERY APPROACHÒ  ADRID Assumptions, decisions, risks, issues, dependenciesÒ  ENGAGEMENT MODELÒ  INDICATIVE PRICING BY STAGE
  31. 31. AT WHAT COST!Ò  2-3 WEEKSÒ  MULTI-SKILLED TEAM ENGAGEMENT MANAGER BUSNESS ANALYST TECHNICAL ARCHITECT USER EXPERIENCE CONSULTANT
  32. 32. Thank you

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