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Impact Mapping Interactive Session - Dave Hicks

From a business perspective, software is only part of the picture. There is always a wider product management, marketing or business change effort required to ensure maximum return on investment. Impact Mapping is a great technique for bridging the gap between software teams and the wider business, helping us to understand how software development fits into the wider scheme of things, what other activities are necessary and need to be aligned. It ticks other important agile boxes by both being collaborative and customer focused, helping us to create solutions that everyone understands and buys into, and which hit the bullseye of customer need.

Impact Mapping is a great technique for Product Owners, and Agile Analysts, Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters and Agile Development Team Members. In this session, David will cover the theory and practice of Impact Mapping and you will practice the technique by creating an impact map of your own.

The potential benefits of using Impact Maps are far reaching, and touch on many different aspects of the Agile process. You will have an opportunity to ask any related questions that you may have in an open Q&A session before the end of the evening.

The meet-up will be at Campus North in Carliol Square, we'll aim to start at 6:30pm. There will be beer and soft drinks and we'll have pizza too! Thanks to our sponsor Scott Logic (http://www.scottlogic.com/).

David Hicks
Twitter: @AgileDave

David Hicks is an Agile Alliance Founder with over 20 years' experience as a specialist Agile Consultant and Trainer.

He started his career in Agile with DSDM in the mid-1990s, and from 1996 was the Programme Manager responsible for the world’s first Enterprise Agile rollout at British Airways. He first started practicing Scrum on the Heathrow Terminal 5 Project in 1998 and has been using it ever since. Today he is CEO of consulting and training company agil8, and he divides his client time between consulting to help organisations adopt Lean and Agile ways of working, and delivering public and in-house training in Scrum, Kanban and Large Scale Agile.

David is an immensely engaging and popular trainer. He has trained over 8,000 Certified ScrumMasters and Scrum Product Owners and many thousands more in general Agile, Scaled Agile, Kanban and Agile Project Management. In the 2015 international Agile Awards David was voted the world’s "Most Popular Scrum Professional” by the Agile community.