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Lean Startup + Story Mapping = Awesome Products Faster! by Brad Swanson

  • Jan 27, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Abstract:
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.

Learning objectives:
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

Bio:
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.

URLs:
www.agile42.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/bradswanson/
@bradswanson

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  • Brad S.

    3 · January 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Parking -- I'm guessing 7th Street Garage is the place?

    January 27, 2014

    • Candy D.

      Yes and we will have parking validations for when you leave.

      1 · January 27, 2014

    • Chuck D.

      Christian, for future reference, we have validation at the new Tivoli garage off 9th Avenue. It used to be 7th Street until the new one was completed.

      January 28, 2014

  • Chuck D.

    Brad had a wealth of information to share. It's a shame the weather conspired against us.

    January 28, 2014

  • steve c.

    Lot's of skill development facilitated on a tight schedule; it was a very effective session!

    January 27, 2014

  • Steve S.

    Thanks Brad & all for a very good session! (Sorry to run at 8 - bus schedule)

    1 · January 27, 2014

  • Gary C.

    Hope i make it stuck in traffic

    January 27, 2014

  • Jeffrey F.

    Give my pizza away because it could be 6:30 pm before I hit the meeting.

    January 27, 2014

  • Jenny N.

    Chuck or Brad -- do you know whether the presentation will go all the way to 8pm? Or whether we'll finish earlier than that? I'm a bit worried about the roads tonight.

    1 · January 27, 2014

    • Chuck D.

      Usually we run until 8. I share your concern, we'll have to use it best judgment.

      January 27, 2014

    • Brad S.

      I'm assuming we'll have food & announcements til 6:30, and the presentation will take 75-90 minutes, so we will likely go til 8.

      1 · January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    No RSVP, but I'll be dropping by before start time to see if I can get a seat. Other members of my team at work will be attending, TimL and Hani.

    January 27, 2014

    • Chuck D.

      Good idea. Some people have dropped, so it should be no problem.

      January 27, 2014

  • Chuck D.

    Due to the extreme popularity of this event, we've hit the room's capacity and I've had to close RSVPs to this event. If you are interested in attending and do not have an RSVP, I would recommend coming anyway since there inevitably some people who have last-minute situation arise, but we cannot guarantee you seating or food. Preference will be given to those people with RSVPs.

    January 25, 2014

  • Todd G.

    Unfortunately something has come up and I'll be unable to attend now. Looking forward to attending the next meeting.

    January 23, 2014

  • Ronald E. Thompson I.

    I'm disappointed to be out of town and have to miss this one. I was looking forward to it!

    January 12, 2014

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