Jeff Patton was a guest speaker at Open Charity, an event at the Cancer Research UK in London on 8 February 2018. The talk is focused on those working in the non-profit industry.
“Thud” is the sound a bowling ball makes when dropped onto damp earth. But it’s also the sound that most of our software makes when it hits the market. We’re great at celebrating our wild successes and finding people to blame for catastrophic failures.
This talk is about how we spend most of our work trying to figure out which we have on our hands: a success or a failure. Jeff will share stories of how we use discovery work to identify when we’ve got a “thud” on our hands. And, how the hardest thing to do is recognize and let go of our thuds.
For more info about this talk with Jeff Patton see the meetup page: meetup.com.
Thud: Why It’s Not Failure You Need to Worry About
Jeff Patton at #PoDojo Studio Berlin gave this talk “Thud: Why It’s Not Failure You Need to Worry About” and discussed how we scale our discovery work and experiments, and how we spend most of our time wondering if our solution is a success or a failure.
Modern Agile Show
Episode 15 of the Modern Agile Show features an interview with Jeff.
Jeff Patton and Dave Gray discuss agile design, lean startups, design thinking, teams of teams and much more.
“For me, an agile process turns good people into order takers.” – Jeff Patton
What is valuable out of agile development? Learn that answer, what’s missing in agile development and Jeff’s ideas on where to go from here.
Streamed live on Jan 21, 2014 | Video Length 53:16
View this video on YouTube.
There’s more on this topic, check out Jeff’s blog posts.
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.
Released Aug 7, 2013 | Video Length: 23:34
This virtual seminar was broadcast in September 2011 by Jared Spool’s UIE. Here story mapping is described from a user experience practitioners perspective. But, between us, it’s pretty much the same thing.
Navigate to UIE to see more details and watch the seminar. Warning, that if you’re not already a member, you may need to shell out a little cash to get access… but not too much. And, you can get access to tons of other valuable content.
Here’s the link again: www.aycl.uie.com/virtual_seminars/tying_agile_and_ux_together
Think Differently About User Stories
Everything you learned about User Stories in your Scrum classes will be challenged in this talk, given by Jeff Patton during the “Much Ado about Agile V” conference in Vancouver, BC, Nov 1-4, 2010.
“User Stories really stink,” says Jeff. They are a pain and there’s a lot of discussion about what they are, aren’t, should be, shouldn’t be, etc. Jeff shares his views, experience and ideas about how to use them in today’s agile world.
Published on May 29, 2013 | Video Length: 1:21
For more information on agile software development visit: www.AgileVancouver.ca
See this video on You Tube.
Product Design Documents
Product design documents are like vacation photos. They help the people that were there relive and recall details, but fail to give people who weren’t there the same amount or quality of information. Effective teams know how to collaborate for shared understanding.
In this talk, Jeff shows how Agile stories and story mapping help everyone on the team work together to understand the problem space and design and validate products more effectively.
Published on Nov 10, 2014 | Thoughtworks | Flowcon 2014
Link to slides: Flowcon 2014
Top Ten Myths of Myths & Misconceptions of Product Ownership
Product owner is one of the most critical roles in Scrum, and also one of the most challenging. And, a lot of the challenge may come from the misconceptions and misapplications of the role. In this short talk, Jeff will describe the biggest challenges he’s seen during his 13 years working with agile development and Scrum. Jeff will describe insights and better practices that help product ownership work more like it should.