Just returned home from the ASCI Agile Bengaluru 2010 session. The event was well planned and organized.
The session started with David Hussman’s Discovery and Delivery - Redesigning Agility.
I realized that every presentation by Jeff Patton and Dave revolved around discovery and Delivery.
Here is the gist of the session
Most of the time people relate Features to User stories, which is a big misunderstanding. People with this misunderstanding, and continuing to gather requirements in the name of user stories would end up creating bucket of features list.
One of the key point I learnt from Jeff’s session on User Story mapping was the importance of the good facilitator. During the user story mapping workshop, he was able to gather the stories by asking the right set of questions.
Don’t get bogged down by the formula
Nowadays it is increasingly becoming popular to follow the user story template
As a [role], I can [feature] so that [reason]
However, Jeff made it clear that there is no harm in using the above template however don’t get bogged down with this formula. Understand the intent behind the above template and create the stories in your way.
Jeff also touched upon the importance of Personas.Blogger Labels: Agile,Bengaluru,ASCI,Delivery,presentation,Jeff,Patton,Dave,User,Story,info,technique,Here,gist,Most,Features,People,requirements,bucket,importance,facilitator,workshop,formula,Nowadays,template,role,Understand,Personas