Jan 27, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Too many companies focus on maximizing output rather than outcomes. Studies show over 60% of features built in the software industry are rarely or never used. You might deliver a lot of features, but if they are rarely or never used, does it matter how fast you do it?
To deliver the right outcomes, you need to learn your customers needs and validate your assumptions as early as possible. This means getting an early version of your product completed to start testing, validating and improving. This session will demonstrate how to combine Lean Startup and User Story Mapping techniques to determine where to start and how to learn early and often.
Participants will start with a partially completed Lean Canvas to flesh out and then define a product roadmap by building a Story Map. We will use Lean Startup concepts of Minimal Viable Product (MVP) and validated learning to focus on outcome over output.
Understand the importance of accelerated learning and techniques to achieve it
How a Lean Canvas can help shape your product vision and MVP
How to build a story map to create a product roadmap
How to use a story map to validate your users' journey
Brad Swanson is a Senior Agile Coach and Vice President at agile42. He started his software career at age 10 on the Apple IIe and is now a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST) and Coach (CSC) with 19 years of experience in management, project and program leadership, product management, and software development in both start-ups and large companies. Brad has led agile transformations using XP, Scrum and Kanban at many organizations across the US, Europe, and Asia. He has deep experience with agile software development, starting with eXtreme Programming (XP) in 1999. Brad is President of Agile Denver and a speaker at international conferences.