Agile

Agile techniques for software requirements: user stories, product backlog, design thinking, MVP minimum viable product, etc.

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Acceptance Criteria and Definition of Done Are Different

This video about requirements management in Scrum discusses how acceptance criteria can be added to Product Backlog Items individually in additional to an overall Definition of Done and why it may be a good idea.

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Escaping Features Factory with Outcome-Oriented Roadmaps

Why is it so hard to reconcile Agile approaches and long-term product planning? What causes the friction between product teams and stakeholders that prevents delivering desired outcomes as fast as possible? This presentation shares some research on the issue and gives a sneak-peak into ongoing experiments to solve this painful requirements problem.

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Introduction to Agile Requirements Traceability

This video provides an example of agile requirements traceability. We discuss an example user story and show how detailed requirements captured as test tables can be used to build executable specifications and aid the design process. Finally we wrap up by a brief example of how we would track the progress of multiple user stories […]

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Getting Well Written Requirements from Business Analysts

A lot has been said and written about user stories and their role in an agile context. But what are people actually writing as user stories? It doesn’t matter if you are agile or traditional in your approach, poorly written requirements are one of the major causes of project failure. This is where the Business […]

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The A.A.R.T. of Writing User Stories

Current user stories used to manage Agile requirements can be improved by clearly identifying, linking, and tracking Actors, Action, Results, and Tests. (A.A.R.T).

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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?

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