Author: Bill Phillips

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.

Sacrifice

Sacrifice

I don't know how people willingly offer their bodies for this nation, our ideals, these people. I don't know how and, as a civilian, it's hard to comprehend why. It's not that I don't love my country. It's that this kind of sacrifice goes beyond any reasoning.

How I Became a Salesforce Business Analyst

How I Became a Salesforce Business Analyst

Well, this is my 4th “How I Became ...” article. Of all the articles I’ve written, these have been the most popular. Letting people know your path helps others envision how they can do it too, and that the course is NEVER perfect. It resonates. And I enjoy poking a bit of fun at myself … Continue reading How I Became a Salesforce Business Analyst

Techniques: Visioning

Techniques: Visioning

Visioning is used to determine the desired outcome for an initiative worded in a concise and approachable manner.Agile Extension to the BABOK®  Guide – section 7.24 When Patriots coach Bill Belichek meets with his team to begin practices, I would imagine that the first thing he says is something like “Our goal for this season … Continue reading Techniques: Visioning