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  • Dipesh Pala
    Dipesh Pala
    schedule 3 years ago
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    90 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Breaking up User Stories can sometimes be as painful as a relationship break up - but it does not have to be like that!

    Our experience has shown us that the key to getting full benefit from introducing Agile is in how the project work is broken up. When it gets difficult to see how to write small enough user stories, teams often resort to technical story cards. While this can give the team visibility of the work that is being done, the business is not seeing potentially implementable product, or early delivery of business value.

    This talk will dig a lot deeper to expose the real reasons for splitting up user stories and not just talk about doing it as a good practice - we must BE Agile not just DO Agile!

    Using real-world examples, this talk will also offer a set of guidelines and some unconventional ways for breaking up larger chunks of work into valuable user stories that can help Agile teams become more successful.

  • Liked Prerna Kale
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    Cent Cent Business Value! A Sneak Peek at sprints from evolving design/UI, getting right priorities to delivering $$

    Prerna Kale
    Prerna Kale
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

     

    We want to share experience of working on a complex project, with deadlines set upfront and all players distributed. Perhaps argued as a complex combination to have but yet we were right there, on time enabling the new tool there. Reporting systems often have evaluation cycle that have imperative timelines to start and freeze, hence working for a huge system was not easy. Right agilist mindset with right agile practices helped us meet this. As a Product owner I jostled with eight experts using one system with some variation for their own service lines. We want to show how we leveraged the benefits of distributed teams balanced the challenges, kept the UI flexible enough to accommodate 8 expert reviews, and how our evolving architecture designed a system that had the most used and important features for the users to try hands on..

    Introspecting and sharing how we ensured Cent Cent business Value:

    - Kick off the project with eight stakeholders that got the ball rolling
    - Identifying the 30 % that was core to the business
    - Inspecting, and adapting to constant changes with modular designs
    - Getting stakeholder agree on priorities
    - Release Backlog with stories and design with validated acceptance criteria
    - Managing challenges and ensuring meeting needs seamlessly with truly distributed teams (Distributed PO/Designer/Architect/ Team/ Stakeholders)

    How important is it to dig the core 20-30% in projects with deadline upfront and ways to do that.. Prioritization techniques that enabled mutual agreement on the needs. Backlog with designs that reduced the development time. How work effectively with distributed teams, by building trust, keeping motivation and sharing the definition of done- yes we lived it and did it! We want the audience to explore it all with us and be open to take up and successfully meet the projects with distributed agile teams and tight deadlines yet agile :)

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    Different Ways to Product Backlog Grooming

    Hameet
    Hameet
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Beginner

     

    Product backlog contains list of desired functionalities of an envisioned end product. It provides the bigger picture than the sprint/iteration backlog. If product backlog is neglected and treated as a dumping ground, it can distort the bigger picture and impact the iteration/sprint planning. In essence, a well-groomed product backlog is a prerequisite for a successful sprint planning meeting. As part of product backlog grooming exercise:

    - New items are discovered and described.

    - Existing items are changed or removed as appropriate.

    - Items are prioritized. The most important items being at the top.

    - High-priority items are decomposed and refined for upcoming sprint planning meeting. 

     

    But this poses few questions:

    - How much time should be spent in product backlog grooming?

    - How frequently product backlog grooming should happen?

    - What are different ways to product backlog grooming?

    - How product backlog grooming exercise can be made efficient over time?

     

    In this session, we will touch base on 

    - the factors resulting in growing product backlog

    - the indicators of unhealthy product backlog

    - the impact of unhealthy product backlog on the product development

    - the various approaches to take control of the product backlog 

    - the tips for maintaing a healthy product backlog