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SharePoint Saturday
Redmond
Ben Henderson
Measure twice and cut once
A practical approach to defining what to build.
Agenda
→ Me
→ Dev lifecycle overview
→ Requirements
→ Approaches
→ Most common approach
→ Example
Oxford Brooks
university
(BSC Computing)
KVS/Veritas/Symantec
Software Test Engineer
Capgemini
Business Technology
Consult...
Requirements
Standard Waterfall
Agile
Waterfall
Agile
Must get the requirements right
Interviews
Workshop
Effort
Results
Considerations
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The Modern Day Workshop
Innovation Games
• Understand your customers needs
• Deliver the right features
• Make better stra...
Cover Story
Product Box
• Build a box that you would
want to sell to your customers.
• It can include pictures, slogans,
offers, etc.
...
Prune the Product tree
• Draw a tree on the whiteboard
and use post it notes for
features
• Branches are major themes
• Wo...
Buy a feature
• Give features a price
• Distribute cash
• Get people to purchase the
features that they want
Interviews
InterviewsWhat do you want?
When do you want it?
What should it do?
InterviewsWhat are you trying to achieve?
For what reason are you doing it?
What will make this be a success?
Don’t ask Questions
Road to Success
Road to Success
Listen
Take Notes
& Document
Review
Iterate
Example
Questions to tick off
• Who will use the calculator?
• Who is going to purchase this?
• What's important to them?
Process
• Gather Requirments
• Segment
• Weight them ($$)
• Prioritize
• Review
• Adjust
Build the amazing Product people want
SharePoint Saturday Redmond 2015
SharePoint Saturday Redmond 2015
SharePoint Saturday Redmond 2015
SharePoint Saturday Redmond 2015
SharePoint Saturday Redmond 2015
SharePoint Saturday Redmond 2015
SharePoint Saturday Redmond 2015
SharePoint Saturday Redmond 2015
SharePoint Saturday Redmond 2015
SharePoint Saturday Redmond 2015
SharePoint Saturday Redmond 2015
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SharePoint Saturday Redmond 2015

  1. 1. SharePoint Saturday Redmond Ben Henderson Measure twice and cut once A practical approach to defining what to build.
  2. 2. Agenda → Me → Dev lifecycle overview → Requirements → Approaches → Most common approach → Example
  3. 3. Oxford Brooks university (BSC Computing) KVS/Veritas/Symantec Software Test Engineer Capgemini Business Technology Consultnat Capgemini Enterprise Architect Colligo Sales Engineer Colligo Client Services Manager Colligo Product Manager RecordPoint Solutions Specialist
  4. 4. Requirements
  5. 5. Standard Waterfall
  6. 6. Agile
  7. 7. Waterfall Agile
  8. 8. Must get the requirements right
  9. 9. Interviews
  10. 10. Workshop
  11. 11. Effort Results Considerations
  12. 12. N I H I T Oo t h i n g m p o r t a n t a p p e n s n h e f f i c e
  13. 13. The Modern Day Workshop Innovation Games • Understand your customers needs • Deliver the right features • Make better strategy decisions • Increase empathy for your customers’ experience • Improve the effectiveness of sales and services • Identify the most effective marketing messages and sellable features • Uncover breakthrough opportunities *I am not a certified or trained instructor (yet)
  14. 14. Cover Story
  15. 15. Product Box • Build a box that you would want to sell to your customers. • It can include pictures, slogans, offers, etc. • Enables customers to define the vision.
  16. 16. Prune the Product tree • Draw a tree on the whiteboard and use post it notes for features • Branches are major themes • Work to build a balanced tree
  17. 17. Buy a feature • Give features a price • Distribute cash • Get people to purchase the features that they want
  18. 18. Interviews
  19. 19. InterviewsWhat do you want? When do you want it? What should it do?
  20. 20. InterviewsWhat are you trying to achieve? For what reason are you doing it? What will make this be a success?
  21. 21. Don’t ask Questions
  22. 22. Road to Success
  23. 23. Road to Success
  24. 24. Listen
  25. 25. Take Notes & Document
  26. 26. Review Iterate
  27. 27. Example
  28. 28. Questions to tick off • Who will use the calculator? • Who is going to purchase this? • What's important to them?
  29. 29. Process • Gather Requirments • Segment • Weight them ($$) • Prioritize • Review • Adjust
  30. 30. Build the amazing Product people want

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