Building Better Backlogs
If your product backlog is a glorified todo list, you are not alone. Valuable deliveries start with meaningful product planning but many teams are working off lists of tasks which when assembled do not product the right product. This session reviews common challenges with product backlogs and user stories and provides tools and examples for producing better backlogs.
You will learn and try practices like collaborative chartering, pragmatic personas, and story mapping. Chartering focuses meaningful discussions around the core values of the product, and personas launch rich discussions about your target market and their needs, including “who’s buying and why.” Using the charter and personas, you we will create story maps that visualize user experiences, expose cross team connections (and dependencies) and organize user stories in a way that feeds product planning.
About David Hussman
David teaches and coaches the adoption and improvement of agility as a delivery tool. His work includes helping companies of all sizes all over the world. Sometimes he is pairing with developers and testers, while other times he is helping to invent, evolve and plan the delivery of all types of products and projects. David also spends a great deal of time helping leaders at all levels find ways to pragmatically use agility to foster innovation.
Prior to working as a full time coach, David spent years building software in a variety of domains: digital audio, digital biometrics, medical, financial, retail, and education to name a few. David now leads DevJam, a company composed of agile collaborators. As mentors and practitioners, DevJam focuses on agility as a tool to help people and companies improve their software production skills. DevJam provides seasoned leaders that strive to pragmatically match technology, people, and processes to create better and cooler products in competitive cycles.
Along with teaching and coaching, David participates in conferences around the world. He is the recipient of the Agile Alliance, 2009 Gordon Pask Award. David continuously contributes to books and various publications.
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