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Explore, Evaluate, Confirm Product Needs with Structured Conversations

Collaborate to discover and deliver valued products using structured conversations:
Your agile team needs a holistic understanding of the most valuable product needs to deliver—just-in-time and just enough. Ellen shares how product partners—customers, business and technology stakeholders—engage in structured conversations to explore, evaluate and confirm product needs. Hear about essential practices you can use in your daily work that blend value‐based decision‐making, a testing mindset, and disciplined analysis. You will see how front‐loading verification and validation when discovering product needs fuels collaboration, saves development time and is instrumental to delivering a high quality product.
[Presented in NYC, 01-October-2012 at Skillsmatter's the Agile BDD Exchange in New York City]

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Explore, Evaluate, Confirm Product Needs with Structured Conversations

  1. 1. Explore, Evaluate & Confirm Product Needs with Structured Conversations Copyright © 2012 EBG Consulting, Inc. Ellen Gottesdiener www.ebgconsulting.com www.DiscoverToDeliver.com© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 1
  2. 2. 2 Explore, Evaluate & Confirm Product Needs with Structured Conversations Copyright © 2012 EBG Consulting, Inc. All rights reserved.We at EBG Consulting are pleased to share the practices andexperiences described in this presentation with you.This presentation is for the viewer’s personal use.No copies, in part or in whole, including but not limited to, hardcopy, print, photocopy or any electronic media, may be made orused without express written permission of EBG Consulting, Inc. Thank you for honoring the copyright.© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 2
  3. 3. Ellen GottesdienerFounder & Principal Consultant,EBG ConsultingFacilitator, trainer, mentor, agile coach, conf. advisorCertified Professional Facilitator, Certified Scrum MasterIIBA® BABOK®: expert reviewer; contributor to agile extensionAuthor: articles, blog, booksTwitter: @ellengott, #bddxnyBlog: ebgconsulting.com/blogeNewsletter: Success with Requirements © EBG Consulting, 2012 www.ebgconsulting.com 3
  4. 4. structured concepts conversation holistic product wrap needs© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 4
  5. 5. concepts© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 5
  6. 6. © EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 6
  7. 7. product© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 7
  8. 8. ends and means© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 8
  9. 9. partners© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 9
  10. 10. © EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 10
  11. 11. value decisions benefits costs risks dependencies© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 11
  12. 12. vision© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 12
  13. 13. plan© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 13
  14. 14. views© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 14
  15. 15. views want need requirement© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 15
  16. 16. holistic product needs© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 16
  17. 17. 7 product dimensions© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 17
  18. 18. product options Alternatives, choices, possibilities… to achieve a goal or solve a problem for its stakeholders. Adapted from: Gottesdiener, Software Requirements Memory Jogger© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 18
  19. 19. user Users interact with the product© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 19
  20. 20. interface The product  interfaces to users, systems, and devices© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 20
  21. 21. action The product  provides capabilities for users © EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 21
  22. 22. data The product  includes  a repository  of data and   useful information© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 22
  23. 23. control The product enforces  constraints© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 23
  24. 24. environment The product conforms to physical properties and technology platforms© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 24
  25. 25. quality attribute The product has certain properties that qualify its operation and development© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 25
  26. 26. beyond stories© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 26
  27. 27. structured conversation© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 27
  28. 28. © EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 28
  29. 29. shared understanding of needs© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 29
  30. 30. “The most efficient and effective method of conveying info to and within the development team is face-to-face conversation…”  The Agile Manifesto© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 30
  31. 31. product backlog© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 31
  32. 32. structured conversation© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 32
  33. 33. explore each D© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 33
  34. 34. evaluate each D© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 34
  35. 35. assemble options© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 35
  36. 36. confirm to learn© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 36
  37. 37. confirm representation acceptance criteria feature, scenarios epic MMF, acceptance story criteria list story, Given-When-Then, scenaris data exampls, planguage© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 37
  38. 38. acceptance test context of system what will be tested result© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 38
  39. 39. explore validate execute verify Adapted from: Agile Alliance Functional Testing Tools Open Space Workshop 2007© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 39
  40. 40. collapse the “v”© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 40
  41. 41. define validate validate verify© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 41
  42. 42. wrap© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 42
  43. 43. Discover to Deliver™ The product partners continually collaborate to the evolving product. 7 Product Dimensions. The partners options for the They identify and cohesive chunks of high-value options and allocate them to plans at all views. © EBG Consulting, 2012www.DiscoverToDeliver.com Copyright © 2012 by EBG Consulting Inc. www.ebgconsulting.com 43
  44. 44.  www.DiscoverToDeliver.com Coupon Code: BDD01LN  25% off book thru 12 Oct 2012© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 44
  45. 45. EBG’s agile services New Training SolutionsDiscovering Product Needs for Agile Delivery andDiscover to Deliver: Agile Analysis Practices www. ebgconsulting.com - info@ebgconsulting.com © EBG Consulting, 2012 www.ebgconsulting.com 45
  46. 46. email ellen@ebgconsulting.com twitter ellengott more agile ebgconsulting.com/agile.pdf about EBG www.ebgconsulting.com d2d www.DiscoverToDeliver.com© EBG Consulting, 2012www.ebgconsulting.com 46

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