"W....T.....F...." about improving velocity

This session outlines the challenges faced by most of the teams wherein delivery managers are simply focused on improving velocity. All the improvements are aimed to improve velocity at the end.

While improving velocity is good, velocity after a point hits a roof. It does not grow beyond a certain point unless some very revolutionary steps are taken. Lot of times due to legacy and cost limitations, aggressive steps can not be taken towards making a difference in already improved velocity.

Then do you stay with that velocity? Or make an attempt to focus on value.

"WTF" model is a model to prioritize user stories. The model has team say in prioritization which is often missing . Its simple to use !!

 

While we have lot of prioritization models, there

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

This is story telling session where a story from jungle is narrated.

The story is basically analogy to relate to the existing problems where delivery teams focus mainly on improving velocity. However when many of the parameters are changing, it is very hard to see velocity improving constantly.

So while we optimize our sprint velocity, its important that teams stay focused on improving "Value"

Then the model and its applicability is explained

The model is simple acronym

  • W : Who will be impacted 
  • T : Time it will take to develop
  • F :  How fast it is needed

 The talk also outlines the when and how part of usage of this model

Learning Outcome

1. Understand limitations in improving velocity

2. Understand the factors affecting value at user story level

3. Explore the WTF model and its applicability

Target Audience

Anyone who has "M" in their designation and anyone who is interested in adding value

schedule Submitted 10 months ago

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