Agilistas are often quick to dismiss any practice that looks like a remnant of the “waterfall days.”  Process management tends to be one of those end-to-end activities that looks, smells and tastes like a waterfall initiative, but don’t be fooled!

 

Process management is a vital part of preparing the ground for a successful agile design effort.  There are certainly times when process is not so important to software design, but if you’re building business software, it is foundational.  In this environment, good process management doesn’t guarantee good design, but lack of it makes the probability of good design less likely.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

In this session, you will learn:

  1. The basics of process management
    • What is a process map?
    • How to gather process information
    • How to fully document a process
  2. How to use the fruits of process management to bolster and validate software design
  3. How to use it to compensate for weak or missing product ownership

Learning Outcome

How you will benefit:

  • Reduce your need to go to stakeholders and product owners to answer routine questions
  • Improved accuracy of your understanding of the environment into which your application resides
  • Deeper understanding of "why" you are building features
  • How you can stay up to date with process changes that affect your deliverables

Target Audience

Product owners, project managers, portfolio managers, or business analysts

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