This is the 11″ x 17″ 2-sided Quick Reference Guide for Agile Development and Scrum that I use in classes. Be careful. It’s scary. It has a lot of stuff packed into it. And, I won’t be surprised if you don’t agree with it all.
Why common Agile processes like Scrum and Extreme Programming can cause startups to focus on the wrong thing
When working with startups individually or coaching in an accelerator, I often get asked to do a basic Agile tutorial. And, every time I’m asked, I get this sinking feeling. What most people believe Agile development is today isn’t at all what you need if you’re a startup. In fact, trying too hard to get Agile “right” is a good way to slow down the stuff that should really be happening.
Understanding and communicating requirements in an Agile environment is a very different way of thinking and working.
In this talk, Jeff will explain where the idea of the agile story came from, and how best to write and use them. You’ll learn how stories help you manage the flow of discussion and work from big ideas all the way through to delivery. You’ll learn how to break big ideas down into organized backlogs using story mapping. You’ll learn how stories fit into a discovery process that you’ll use to better understand the challenges of your customers and users, imagine solutions, and continuously learn if you’re building things they truly value.
Jeff Patton gave this talk at Agile 2013 on August 6.