Author: Bill Phillips

Techniques: Story Elaboration

Techniques: Story Elaboration

Story Elaboration is related closely to Story Decomposition and Backlog Refinement. It is typically done by the Development team when a backlog item is taken into an iteration to be worked.  Here the team defines what steps need to be done to bring each item to completion. Elements Agile Extension to the BABOK®  Guide – … Continue reading Techniques: Story Elaboration

Techniques: Job Stories

So, you've heard of User Stories. They represent requirements from the perspective of a User. But that's not the only kind of requirement there is. The distinction between a Job Story and a User Story is the perspective from which the story is told. Primarily, Job Stories focuses on the situation or scenario in which … Continue reading Techniques: Job Stories

Techniques: User Stories

Techniques: User Stories

User stories are a simple tool to breakdown components and features into small chunks that are understandable, estimable and convey the customer’s requirements to delivery.

Techniques: Product Roadmap

The Product Roadmap shows the direction of the product and how the product is intended to grow. It demonstrates alignment to needs and a plan to deliver over time. The Product Roadmap is built around the vision for a solution, it outlines how the vision will be achieved and is defines how to measure progress. … Continue reading Techniques: Product Roadmap

Technique: Portfolio Kanban

Portfolio Kanban is a vital tool for the strategy level because it allows decision-makers to have a visual understanding of all initiatives in the organization.  The information displayed can illuminate any bottlenecks and allow for decisions to re-allocate resources. 

Techniques: Minimal Viable Product

Many people are confused about Minimal Viable Product. In MVP, it isn’t that non MVP features will never get done.  Just that the MVP features will come first. In other words, it avoids waste by giving priority to what is necessary.