Timelines and deadlines have always been tricky for software development. With the advent of Agile software development and Scrum, the may feel even trickier. In this post, Ziryan Salayi explores how you can move the conversation from time and deadlines to something that matters: delivering value to your customers faster.
One of the biggest challenges for a Scrum Team is to switch from a technical to a functional perspective on their work. Christiaan Verwijs has developed a set of helpful questions that often trigger teams into a functional frame of mind.
Why is it important that we implement this?
What problem of stakeholders and/or end-users do we solve by doing this?
What personas benefit from this, and why? (given that you have personas)
How would sales explain the benefits of this to customers and/or users
What reasons would an end-user have to want this?
How would you explain this to a colleague who is not part of this project?
How would you explain this to your spouse, at home, after a hard of work?
What would you show during the review to demonstrate that this is working?
If you are a user, how would you test if this works?
What changes would a user notice after implementing this?
What stakeholders benefit from this, and why?
If we wouldn’t do this, what would end-users and or customers miss or be unable to do?
What compliment would a happy user of customer give after delivering this?
How would you explain this to a potential end-user?
What steps would you go through in the application to test if this works?
If we’d put this in release notes that will be read by end-users, how would we announce it?
Liberating Strategy begins and ends with Liberating Structures (LS). They are simple rules that make it possible to include and engage every voice in shaping the future and strategy. LS can be used to not only create a different kind of strategy but also to transform the whole process of strategy-making.
Irene Francés likes to share a board that she has been working on during the last couple of weeks. It is meant to capture the main agile resources she came across and found useful. https://loom.ly/7-gQgjs