Before the Backlog: Interactive Techniques for Tying Stories to Stakeholders
(Note: New Location)
Agile Richmond wants to enhance their web site, but where should they start? The board has identified a product owner but they need input into what the real users want from the web site. Sound familiar? It turns out this is a real problem practically all Agile teams face when creating their backlog - how to start.
Experience first hand how the experts get started.
At this month’s Agile Richmond meeting you will:
· Learn how to build a product backlog with the right stories using interactive techniques such as sticky personas and story mapping (right before your eyes!)
· Help Agile Richmond plan web site updates with the most valuable features for our users (that's you)
· Have fun and learn that eliciting the key requirements doesn't have to mean wading through boring old documentation (or pulling them out of the air)
Ryan Shriver, Darrell Estabrook and Hope Norman will facilitate this dynamic workshop where they will draw on their collective expertise in Agile development, user interface design and consumer marketing.
Ryan Shriver, Leader of Dominion Digital's IT Performance Improvement solution, has more than 15 years experience in software design and delivery. For the past 10 years he's leveraged lean and agile methods to help organizations deliver the right software, quicker and with higher quality. Ryan speaks on agile topics at national and international conferences and maintains a blog at theagileengineer.com.
Darrell Estabrook, Art Director and User Experience Lead for Dominion Digital, has been designing usable web user interfaces since 1996. He does everything humanly possible to keep systems from offering users options such as, “Are you sure you want to cancel changes? OK or Cancel”
Hope Norman, a Senior Consultant with Dominion Digital, has over 10 years experience in e-business and web design including team leadership and project management, business and requirements analysis, information architecture, design and implementation, website analytics, and content creation.