Track: IMAGINE: (Product & Innovation)

Duration: 90 minute interactive workshop

Talk Level: Intermediate

Description:

Learn about 7 Product Dimensions and how to engineer better requirements through structured conversations.

Hunting value through conversations. This is a skill that helps Product Owners when working with stakeholders, analysts and requirements engineers. Start with identifying your project partners, and use the 7 Product Dimensions (user, interface, activities, data, control, environment and quality attributes) to uncover correct requirements for your product. Understand how you can use it to focus on value, deliver value and optimise value.

Unfortunately all too often, many Product Owners do much of their work alone. We want the participants to experience the power of the conversation structured to hunt value through a specifically designed dojo, and we want to create better awareness of good requirements engineering practices.

This session is intended to help Product Owners and Business Analysts create better requirements and to help them have richer and more powerful conversations. The session is based on the work of Ellen Gottesdiener and Mary Gorman’s “Discover to Deliver” as well as the work of James Shore and Diana Larsen’s Agile Fluency Model.

Bio of Steve Holyer:

Steve Holyer

Steve Holyer serves as advocate, trainer and mentor for companies, leaders and change agents looking for a better way of working using Agile practices.

He learned his craft serving as a Scrum Master with multiple teams and organisations, so he knows how to change an organisation from the inside.

 


Bio of Pavel Dabrytski:

Pavel DabrytskiPavel Dabrytski is an Agile Coach and Trainer at IQ Business. He has extensive experience in Agile coaching in financial institutions and also in distributed Scrum teams. He is also part of the committee for Scrum User Group of South Africa which has put together the biggest Scrum Gathering in South Africa in 2013. Pavel started his journey as a developer in a software company in Belarus. In 2009, dislike of harsh winters and an adventurous spirit brought him to South Africa. Currently he explores topics on Lean Thinking, Organisational Culture Change and Financial models behind Agile projects.