Lean Priority Method – Identifying the “Right” MVP
Agile Product Development Teams often find it difficult to carve out the minimum viable product (MVP) to build first, because they hardly know what the high priority features are. Many teams follow some prioritization technique, but often find some pitfalls in it and end up doing incorrect MVP. We want to explain and demonstrate the Lean Priority Method we use to prioritize features first and then the stories next, in order to craft the MVP for a product. The method has a formula with parameters used in WSJF (Weighted Shortest Job First) technique of SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) and couple of other parameters (User Adoption and Uncertainty) based on our coaching and learning experience.
Outline/structure of the Session
In release planning, agile teams tend to plan for MMP (Minimum Marketable Product) first, rather than MVP (Minimum Viable Product), trying to do everything (NOT BEING LEAN) to make the product for General Availability (GA) – Lack of focus on “maximizing the amount of work not done”.
Put the team’s focus on building the most valuable features first by providing a method that gives clarity on the priority of work.
- Create a product story map with epic, features and stories
- Have a small group of Business and IT folks of the product dev team to use the Lean Priority Method
- The method suggests to do relative rating of various parameters that impacts product development and delivery
- Use the method to prioritize the features and identify the MVP feature set
- Use the same method to prioritize the stories of the MVP feature set and identify the MVP user story set
- Understand multiple factors that affect selection of the “right” MVP
- Be able to craft the “right” MVP for the product quickly and efficiently
Agile Coaches, Value Team Facilitators (VTFs) – same as Product Owners, Agile Team Facilitators (ATFs) – same as Scrum Masters and Product Engineers and Architects.
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Co- Presenter: Archana Jain - Vice President of Information Technology for Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Archana Jain is Vice President of Information Technology for Verizon Enterprise Solutions, serving Verizon’s large business customers. In her current role, Archana leads a technology team spanning four continents in support of the technology enablement of Billing, Service Management, Product Development, and Managed Services.
Archana is a seasoned Agile practitioner who is championing the adoption of Agile in Verizon. Archana has been leading the Agile journey for over 5 years in large businesses and understands the nuances of introducing and sustaining agile practices and behaviors
Archana played a key role in the business transformation of the Quote to Bill automation program and is actively involved in migrating customers to this platform. She and her team modernized the Enterprise billing platform and have performed multiple systems consolidations achieving efficiency and scale. Archana simplified and automated many aspects of the service management platform that supports multiple products such as network, security and applications. She also enabled self-service by making dashboard, inventory and change management capabilities available to both managed and unmanaged customers. With an eye towards the future, Archana is enabling innovation SDN/NFV and virtualization to revolutionize managed services.
Prior to this appointment, Archana held the position of Executive Director for Contact Center Management. She and her team managed CRM tools, resource management and chat technologies, as well as call quality and monitoring tools. Archana enabled mobility solutions, speech analytics and modernized the CRM platform to enable savings as well as increase adoption. Archana is a hands-on Agile practitioner and an advocate who has a track record, particularly with large teams, of implementing process innovations while eliminating waste.
Archana holds a Bachelor of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi, India) and earned her Masters in Information Management from Stevens Institute of Technology.