DAN LE FEBVRE on: GATHERING AGILE REQUIREMENTS (PART 2)
Slides from this PART 1 of this event are available online as a PDF.
Anyone can attend this meeting, regardless of experience. You need not have attened Part 1 to get the most from this meeting
NOTE: This event is being held at Sungard in Boston. To accommodate security, registration will be closed at 11:30 PM on Tue 6/26. Walk-ins will not be allowed to attend. Please be sure to register in advance for this event and bring a photo ID.
The gathering of requirements is an essential task for every Agile team. Yes, the Scrum framework makes it clear that only the Product Owner owns this task and is responsible for it. The reality is that the gathering and and grooming of requirements is a complex task that must be executed in groups to be done well.
The gathering of requirements and the preparation needed to make these requirements READY for Sprint Planning is a very common ‘pain point’ for Agile teams just starting out. Experienced teams also face real difficulty when the organization is not ready to execute on the deep level of collaboration needed to get the job done.
Attend this session to get your head around gathering and grooming your Product Backlog. We’ll show you 4 specific sense-making tools that can help your team gather requirements at he rate of one per minute. We’ll show you how to groom those same requirements at about one minute per. Since the average Product Backlog has over 200 requirements coded as user stories, you have some work to do. We show you how.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Overview of Agile Requirements
- Review: User Stories, Story Points, Estimating and Planning
- Using Personas
- User Story Mapping
- How to Make Sense of Requirements As a Team
- How to Facilitate a Product Backlog Workshop
0330PM Agile Scrum Introduction
0400PM Break with light food, beverage
0420PM MAIN EVENT: GATHERING AGILE REQUIREMENTS with Dan LeFebvre
0530PM DONE DONE
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Dan LeFebvre is the founder of DCL Agility, LLC, a provider of agile and Scrum coaching, training, and transition services. He is a Certified Scrum Coach with over twenty years in software product development as a developer, manager, director, and coach. He has been applying agile practices to successfully deliver products since 2003.
Dan helps software engineering organizations improve quality and productivity. After successfully delivering software products in diverse industries, he has developed a strong passion for helping organizations create great products and teams.
Dan spent two years as the internal agile coach for Kronos, Boston-based Software Company, where he coordinated and implemented Scrum in the 700 person engineering organization across all sites including Massachusetts, Atlanta, Chicago, Oregon, Montreal, British Columbia, Belgium and India. This resulted in increased visibility into the development process and a reduction in defects by 60% in 18 months.
Dan holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Boston University. He is a Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Professional, and the first Certified Scrum Coach in New England. He has contributed articles to Scrum Alliance and Boston SPIN. He has presented at Scrum Gatherings, agile conferences, and agile user groups around the country.
NOTE: This is a AGILE BOSTON/DOWNTOWN event. The venue is:
100 HIGH STREET, 19th Floor
BOSTON MA 02110
Please enter the building through the 100 High Street entrance. You must check in with security at the front lobby with a photo ID and get a temporary pass. After getting your temporary pass, take the elevator to the 19th floor. The conference room can be seen after exiting the elevator.