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[1 May 2014 | Comments Off on Building Products People Want with Lean UX | ]

You are part of a modern development team delivering new features like clockwork. But are you sure you’re delivering the right features? Are you relying on up-front product research practices that don’t fit with your development process?

[27 Mar 2014 | Comments Off on Build the Perfect Product Your Users Want But Can’t Describe | ]

Product design and development remains difficult, even when applying Lean or Agile principles. Why is developing a great product so hard? How come it takes so many iterations? Why don’t users know what they want? Why don’t I know what they want?

[7 Feb 2014 | Comments Off on Mindmapping Agile Requirements | ]

Creating requirements for your web or mobile application can be tedious and managing ideas even more. The larger the project, the more difficult it becomes. Add in the flexibility that Agile brings to projects, and things could quickly get out of hand.

[9 Jan 2014 | Comments Off on Maximizing Requirements Value During the Product Lifecycle | ]

Learn how leading organizations are investing more in requirements as part of their product development strategy to give everyone involved a common vision of what is being built and who the customer is. Without that common vision even the best teams risk writing the wrong test, focusing on the wrong design elements, or moving the wrong item to the top of the backlog.

[12 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Agile Requirements: a Self-Building Documentation | ]

How do agile requirements work? Where does documentation fit in? For many of us, the transition from the security of upfront analysis and detailed specification documents to ‘doing Agile’ and embracing the process of discovery is a terrifying prospect. Agile theories don’t readily address the concern ‘how will we know where we’re going if we don’t start with a Business Requirement Specification?’

[5 Dec 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

How do you know what to build of your customer wants a “secure solution with a good amount of flexibility and user friendliness”? You don’t! Force the customer to be more specific!

[19 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Split Testing for Product Discovery | ]

This video explores split testing as a way to not only increase revenue and conversion through simple, surface-level changes, but also to dig deeper in order to help guide a product’s roadmap by discovering which features customers really want and how much they’re willing to pay.

[31 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on Kill All the Product Owners | ]

By now, we are all comfortable with the orthodoxy: the product owner discerns the needs of the customer and feeds them to developers in the form a prioritized backlog. Developers pull work from that backlog, always confident that they’re working on the highest-priority feature at the moment, and never having to worry about how those priorities are allocated. This system is simple, efficient, and has helped many teams function better than they used to. It’s also time for the system to die.

[14 Oct 2013 | One Comment | ]

Wondering how to step up your business analyst career, and take on responsibilities of your appointed tasks with professionalism, enthusiasm and efficiency? Learn what makes a good business analyst, a GREAT business analyst, with pointers and guidance from an industry professional.

[19 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on Requirements Gathering in Agile | ]

Cherifa Mansoura, Agile Solution Architect at IBM, discusses requirements gathering, change management, user stories, and more as it relates to Agile software development practices.