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StrategicPlay at Scan-Agile

Last week, I facilitated a StrategicPlay session at ScanAgile titled “Agile Community Building – Using StrategicPlay with Lego”. Participants co-created a vision of the perfect agile community. We captured the teams presenting their models on video. Enjoy the inspiration!

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7 March 2012
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StrategicPlay
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community, conference, lego, scanagile, vision

Last week, I facilitated a StrategicPlay session at Scan-Agile titled “Agile Community Building – Using StrategicPlay with Lego”. Participants co-created a vision of the perfect agile community. We captured the teams presenting their models on video. Enjoy the inspiration!

The Agile Elephant

The first presentation shows “Agile” on the back of an elephant (the similarity to Discworld was intentional, I heard later) confronting the established mindset... Note the reference to Brian Marick.

Ivory Tower of Knowledge

Valuable ideas are created and brought to the customer. Flowers, a disco ball, and a flag, of course.

People Connecting their Thoughts

Cosy space, where ...

Agile@University  - 4th Lesson: From building a great vision to building a good backlog

The focus of the 4th lesson was on the product owner side. The preparation and organization of the work on the product is crucial for the success of product development. In small groups the students walked trough the whole process of creating a good vision and preparing & organizing the product backlog.

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5 December 2011
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agile@university
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agile, haw-hamburg, requirements, university, user stories, vision

We started by building a product box to foster the ideas. It brought creativity and fun into this exercise and allowed to establish the foundation for a great vision. Here are some impressions of the product box exercise to build the vision:

From the vision we moved on by highlighting those requirements that represent our product differentiators.

The students then, starting from those requiremetns, created user stories and placed them into the Product Backlog. To structure it we used requirements and Minimal Marketable Features (MMFs). The MMFs are used to build minimal sets of functionality (by grouping together user stories ...

Tips and Tricks for the beginning Product Owner

Envision a vision for a better PO I want to point out that a vision is a necessity. The Product Owner is not going to do a good job without one. The product vision is not part of the Scrum framework. Nonetheless it is often mentioned in the Scrum literature ...

Envision a vision for a better PO

I want to point out that a vision is a necessity. The Product Owner is not going to do a good job without one. The product vision is not part of the Scrum framework. Nonetheless it is often mentioned in the Scrum literature as something that is a prerequisite.

In my experience, most companies lack a vision for their products. On rare occasions,  there existed a product vision, but it led a gloomy existance in a dusty drawer.

A good product vision is short, concise, broad, understandable and most important - engaging! With a ...

Feature Injection Applied to Service Delivery

What is Feature Injection? And how and why should that be applied to service delivery?

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18 September 2011
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Scrum, Scrum & XP
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backlog, pull, real options, vision

Recently, I worked with a service delivery team in a company that is currently changing into an agile product development organisation. The company develops and runs one of Germany's biggest websites. Let's call them Awesome Online. After introducing Scrum and Kanban to all development teams over the past two years, executive and product management have started to introduce agile and lean thinking into the organisational structure and culture.

Motivation

A main motivational factor for the development teams was the definition of product visions for all products, and the application of Feature Injection as introduced by Liz Keogh to ...

Why You Need a Vision

“Moving from Stories to Requirements feels like moving against the flow. Start with a Vision! Working down from there, eliciting requirements and then starting to write user stories is much easier.”

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30 March 2011
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Scrum, Training, agile
Tags
requirements, user stories, vision

As agile42 coaches, we have a weekly CoachingCircle, where everyone who's available meets on Skype and we discuss topics we stumbled upon during the week or that our clients have been struggling with. We strengthen our team this way and continually coach each other to continually improve our coaching skills.
Today we talked about backlogs and requirements. The way we teach our clients to do this has been written about by Andrea on this blog before: Product Backlog: Requirements or Stories
Today, we talked about the situation where you coach product owners on the writing of user stories and ...

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