Delivering UnicornsKasia Mrowca
schedule 1 year agoSold Out!
Brand new shiny' project(s), no legacy, everything to build and design from scratch… Dream scenario, innit?
Well, can be a nightmare when under this description is hidden few years old project which is still under ‘construction’ and can't be used by business/users even though it's kinda 'working'. Yep, this means mess and few years legacy code even before going to the production. Yay, what a fun!
But, even if you're lost in the darkest forest, there is a hope! Always.
During my talk I present the sins that leads to this situation:
-No product vision
-Too big backlog
... and cures for them!
How to defeat feature gluttony?Kasia Mrowca
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Feature gluttony is a common sin among IT projects. Customers deliver never ending wish list of features they want. However, the key is not to build everything, but only things that are really needed. Learn how to defeat feature gluttony by... saying NO ;) And support this by:
- setting common aim
- finding relation: feature <-> value
- defining most important use cases
- defining critical process from the business perspective
- decide what should be delivered first
… and build excellent piece of software :)
Calibrating Planning in Agile
"In times of battle I have found that plans are useless but planning is everything" - Dwight Eisenhower
The pursuit of agility often rests at the center of a finely balanced scale of predictability and adaptability. While one may compete with the other in the latter, together they may foster flexibility at its highest aspiration. Teams regularly leverage Release planning as a preliminary meet up in an attempt to achieve such a capability. However, most fail to comprehend that the true value of this activity is not as much in strategy as it is in tactics. Release planning is not a one-time meeting but a recurring activity for empirically pursuing certainty in an uncertain locale. Attend this session to gain a new perspective on the tactics of Release Planning along with a few best practices gathered from years of working in a variety of agile/agile like environments. This talk will demonstrate a few real world instances as evidence to showcase why Release planning should be treated as an ongoing activity and what can happen when it is ignored. The core of this presentation will be a walkthrough of three tried and tested Release Planning techniques that will empower the audience to broaden their approach to Release Planning. The session will conclude with specific guidance to the attendees on steps to apply these techniques in the work environment.
This topic has been presented at several Fortune 100 organizations and was featured at the IIBA BA Development Day 2015 (Washington DC, USA) and AgileIndy 2015 (Indianapolis, USA).