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Gamestorming your way to
Awesome Requirements
Ant Clay
WHY TRADITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
TECHNIQUES ARE BROKEN
KEY ELEMENTS TO
ENSURE YOUR
PROJECT DELIVERS
THE RIGHT THINGS
INSIGHTS ...
bit.ly/BuySPGovManifesto
what‘s the problem?
we get lost
we get wrapped up in tech
the celery effect..
Technology knows nothing…
tech features not outcomes
It’s Not Technology Problem
I don’t see a tech problem
we’re not focussing right
Source: Chaos Report (1995)
http://www.projectsmart.co.uk/docs/chaos-report.pdf
THE CHAOS REPORT:
PROJECT FAILURE FACTORS
1. LACK OF USER INPUT
2. INCOMPLETE REQUIREMENTS
3. CHANGING REQUIREMENTS
& ASSUMPTIONS
4. LACK OF EXECUTIVE SUPPORT
5. TECHNOLOGY
INCOMPETENCE
6. LACK OF RESOURCES
7. UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS
8. UNCLEAR OBJECTIVES
9. UNREALISTIC TIMEFRAMES
10. NEW TECHNOLOGY
WHERE ARE YOUR REQUIREMENTS?
Analysis?
Spreadsheet / Survey?
Lame questions to ask to improve a platform
Do you like using it?
Yes No
How often do you use it?
Da...
Facilitation?
Play?
Emergent
Beware
Work out loud
create an evolving story
“I will not deliver
SharePoint celery !”
Thanks for your time
and attention…
bit.ly/BuySPGovManifesto
Thank you for attending!
SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements
SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements
SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements
SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements
SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements
SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements
SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements
SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements
SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements
SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements
SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements
SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements
SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements
SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements
SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements
SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements
SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements
SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements
SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements
SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements
SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements
SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements
SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements
SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements
SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements
SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements
SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements
SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements
SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements
SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements
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One of the sessions I presented at the SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow 2014 - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements

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SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow - Gamestorming your way to awesome requirements

  1. 1. Gamestorming your way to Awesome Requirements Ant Clay
  2. 2. WHY TRADITIONAL REQUIREMENTS TECHNIQUES ARE BROKEN KEY ELEMENTS TO ENSURE YOUR PROJECT DELIVERS THE RIGHT THINGS INSIGHTS INTO THE TECHNIQUES YOU CAN USE TOMORROW TO FACILITATE AWESOME BUSINESS OUTCOMES WELCOME
  3. 3. bit.ly/BuySPGovManifesto
  4. 4. what‘s the problem?
  5. 5. we get lost
  6. 6. we get wrapped up in tech
  7. 7. the celery effect..
  8. 8. Technology knows nothing…
  9. 9. tech features not outcomes
  10. 10. It’s Not Technology Problem I don’t see a tech problem
  11. 11. we’re not focussing right
  12. 12. Source: Chaos Report (1995) http://www.projectsmart.co.uk/docs/chaos-report.pdf THE CHAOS REPORT: PROJECT FAILURE FACTORS
  13. 13. 1. LACK OF USER INPUT
  14. 14. 2. INCOMPLETE REQUIREMENTS
  15. 15. 3. CHANGING REQUIREMENTS & ASSUMPTIONS
  16. 16. 4. LACK OF EXECUTIVE SUPPORT
  17. 17. 5. TECHNOLOGY INCOMPETENCE
  18. 18. 6. LACK OF RESOURCES
  19. 19. 7. UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS
  20. 20. 8. UNCLEAR OBJECTIVES
  21. 21. 9. UNREALISTIC TIMEFRAMES
  22. 22. 10. NEW TECHNOLOGY
  23. 23. WHERE ARE YOUR REQUIREMENTS?
  24. 24. Analysis?
  25. 25. Spreadsheet / Survey? Lame questions to ask to improve a platform Do you like using it? Yes No How often do you use it? Daily Weekly Monthly Does it do what you want it to do? Yes No If no then why? What other features should it offer? Free text type here What don’t you like about it? Free text type here How can we improve it? Free text type here
  26. 26. Facilitation?
  27. 27. Play?
  28. 28. Emergent
  29. 29. Beware
  30. 30. Work out loud
  31. 31. create an evolving story
  32. 32. “I will not deliver SharePoint celery !”
  33. 33. Thanks for your time and attention…
  34. 34. bit.ly/BuySPGovManifesto
  35. 35. Thank you for attending!

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