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Agile Africa 2014 - Analysis techniques

Agile Africa 2014 - Analysis techniques

In working with the smallest start-ups and largest enterprises we found that requirements analysis is the biggest obstacle for a successful product. Through continuous learning we helped Product Owners uncover and refine various techniques to improve requirements specification. The result was that teams across companies increased their focus on business value by delivering the right product well.

This session will cover topics including feedback cycles beyond retrospectives, next-level User Stories, test-driven requirements analysis, minimal viable-products and importantly: improving return on investment.

Martin Cronjé

August 11, 2014
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  1. Agile analysis techniques
    [email protected] @martincronje

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  2. “Agile” sucks! Long live agility

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  3. There is no one true way

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  4. 11 teams over 5 companies
    …improving analysis and planning…
    … this is their journey

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  5. Continuous experimentation

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  6. …and so our story begins

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  7. The dev teams always does it wrong!
    The business always changes their minds!

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  8. Masking changes as incidents

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  9. Releases too bulky

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  10. Still takes too long

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  11. We didn’t handle all the cases!

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  12. Too much documentation

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  13. Getting it just right

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  14. Talking about the wrong things

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  15. Why? What is the value?

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  16. Regression testing!

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  17. Velocity very erratic

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  18. Time consuming discussions

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  19. Non-stop planning meetings

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  20. Are we at our best?

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  21. Specification debt

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  22. Developers optimising business

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  23. We’re not there yet!

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  24. Experiment continuously

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  25. Use what works

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  26. Challenge your beliefs!

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  27. Copyright
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