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CodeCamp talk from a few years ago... But still relevant...
SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHING AN AGILE PROJECT
by TOM STEELE
run a “planning workshop” step-by-step
All steps at a glance
Creative/risky alternative to
MORE ON PREP LATER
Previous project examples
WE KNOW OUR USERS!
WHO DOES THIS GUY THINK HE IS???
I’M A PROGRAMMER
WHAT’S THIS #$@*
THIS IS FOR MY BENEFIT
IT WILL JUST TAKE A FEW MINUTES
WHY USER-ROLE MODELING
DEATH STAR ATTACK
Duplicates replaced by more general role name
V1 versus V.next roles
Shuffle & re-layout to view
system from different perspectives
THAT WAS USEFUL!
THIS IS A BIGGER PROJECT THAN I THOUGHT
IT’S NOT PROGRAMMING, BUT I KIND OF LIKE THE “ANALOG” SIDE OF
Whiteboard explanation of “vertical” stories/features
As a ________
I want to ______________
So that ________
As a Uplink/Downlink Specialist
I want to Extract Death Star Plans from R2 unit
So that I can save the rebel alliance
Known “themes” in “natural” order
Backlog item name/short-desc
rather than story template
Create piles of cards
When are you done?
Crawl before walking
ORDER/PRIORITY DOESN”T MATTER
EVERYTHING TOP PRIORITY
Scope is always negotiable
Estimate size, derive duration
RELEASE PLANNING V.S. BACKLOG PRIORITIZATION
Planning workshop experience
SOME FINAL THOUGHTS
All projects are different
GIVE IT A TRY
THREE RIVERS TECHNOLOGIES