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Impact Mapping Workshop – Deliver the Greatest Customer Value
Hello Agilists, I would like to invite you to join me on Wednesday 5/2 at 6:30pm. I am excited to have John Hughes and Rachel Whitt with us to facilitate an Impact Mapping Workshop. Title Impact Mapping Workshop – Deliver the Greatest Customer Value, Don’t Just Ship Products Abstract Impact mapping is an essential practice for great teams, product or otherwise. Roadmaps and backlogs can become filled with pet projects, squeaky wheels, and recent ad hoc items. This strategic planning technique utilizes elements of mind-mapping brainstorming and data-driven prioritization. It provides a framework to identify and align our work to the most valuable business goals, communicate them, and avoid many of the common challenges that keep us from staying focused on delivery of actual value to the business. This value-driven practice helps us know what to build/deliver, how to create and refine a backlog, and how to quantify the targeted results. It drives proper goal discovery and aligns all work to those goals. It helps us define who customers are, including all contributing and blocking actors. Impact mapping is a great way to communicate assumptions, create plans, and align stakeholders, and is a key practice in strategic planning, roadmap and backlog management, and defining measures of success and quality. Through impact mapping, you will be able to use a value-driven lens, measure quantifiable movement towards goals, and make informed decisions that put the right features in the hands of the right customers to deliver maximum impact against your program’s highest goals. This workshop will provide an appreciation for the power of impact mapping by walking you through building your own impact map and the facilitation process for doing so in your organization. You will leave the workshop having participated in a tangible example of the technique, and having gained an understanding of best practices for facilitation with a focus on an impact map’s outputs and how they lead into the creation of actionable user stories when completed. Bio John Hughes and Rachel Whitt are active members of the DC Agile community; John has been a consistent speaker at Agile conferences, meet-ups, and events over the past four years. John and Rachel co-founded the DC Organizational Agility Practitioners meetup in October 2015 to facilitate continuous learning in their local community with regard to Organizational Agility. John currently serves as Sevatec’s Agile Practice lead and Rachel supports a large delivery team at USCIS as a scrum master. Outline 6:30 - 7:00 Food and Networking 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Presentation Address: 1765 Greensboro Station Pl, McLean VA 22102 (Building has signs for McDean, SAIC, CVENT). Parking 1. Paid parking available at the garage next to the building, park at 'Visitor' or unmarked spots. 2. Once parked proceed to the entrance located at 1765 Greensboro station place. or Silver Line Metro, Greensboro Station. Thanks to Capgemini for hosting the space and providing the food.

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