What Raising Three Kids Taught Me About Working With Users

What Raising Three Kids Taught Me About Working With Users

Talk for Dutch PHP 2018

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derek-b

June 09, 2018
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    About Me • Father of 3 • Volunteer at Community

    Justice • Senior Engineer, TurnTo Networks • Home Pizza Chef
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    Who are your users? • Not us. • Project Stakeholders

    • Target Audience of Business • Company Employees • Clients
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    Importance of Understanding • Oh! That’s what you meant. •

    Shared Glossary • Understandable Milestones
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    Shared Experience • 105 Billion People Have Lived on Earth

    1 • 1.7 Billion Websites 2 • Over 1 Million Apps in App Store 3 1 http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-16870579 2 https://news.netcraft.com/archives/category/web-server-survey/ 3 https://www.theverge.com/2013/10/22/4866302/apple-announces-1-million-apps-in-the-app-store
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    Everybody is Special • We are special to our family,

    friends, colleagues, etc. • Your project is special to those involved.
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    Setting Boundaries Always saying yes, “fosters a sense of deficiency

    that can never be fully satisfied.” 1 1 https://nyti.ms/2qruRKL
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    Setting Boundaries • MoSCoW – Must, Should, Could, Want •

    Grooming the Backlog • Sprint Planning/Review • Limiting Distractions • Users shouldn’t need to know technology.
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    Fair !== Equal • Substantive Fairness • Procedural Fairness •

    Fair Notice • Impartiality • Fact-gathering • Fair Hearing (being heard) http://www.boystown.org/parenting/article/Pages/fairness.aspx?/article/ fairness http://www.dailylocal.com/article/DL/20141215/NEWS/141219891
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    There are no stupid questions • Are we there yet?

    • Are we there yet? • Are we there yet? • Are we there yet? • Are we there yet? • Are we there yet? • Are we there yet? • Are we there yet?
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    Help Users Focus on Progress • Product Backlog • Sprint

    Planning/Review • Burn-down/Burn-up Chart • Kanban Board • Product Roadmap • MVP
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    • "[I want to] clarify some of what I was

    trying to explain at today’s meeting. Since I don’t have a technical background, it doesn’t always make it from my brain to my mouth in one piece while under pressure." - project stakeholder Technology can intimidate and exclude
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