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Disrespect the backlog: half of everything you know is wrong
"a backlog is not a specification.

It is not a description of a finished product.

It is the raw material out of which we’ll create our product, and our best guess at its size."
agile  process  productmanagement  userstories  backlog 
january 2019 by garrettc
The forces at work when choosing a product
A quick overview of the progress making forces diagram, a crucial component of the jobs-to-be-done framework.
jobstobedone  userstories  jobstories  diagram 
february 2018 by garrettc
User, Job, and Epistemic Stories
"The whole idea is to provide a greater understanding of the design problem without leading the design. Even the best designed proverbial cart works better behind the horse. By listing an action, the temptation to micromanage a designer is high."
userstories  jobstories  agile  webdevelopment  business 
february 2018 by garrettc
Top 1% Product Managers obsess over “High Value Scenarios" - Why and How?
"While there is enough literature and countless guides (such as this one) available on the science of user scenarios, here’s bringing a little mojo back into scenarios practiced for a while now: I wish to share with my fellow PMs a derived concept – that of “high value scenarios” – which I’ve found to be extremely effective while building complex products. "
business  planning  userstories 
july 2017 by garrettc
User Stories Quick Reference
This 2-page quick reference packs in all the concepts I try to communicate about Agile User Stories. Download the pdf and take a look.
userstories  userstorymapping  development  projectmanagement  ideas  agile 
march 2017 by garrettc
Story Mapping Quick Reference
This quick reference is a 2-page pdf that packs in most of the concepts I try to communicate in a Story Mapping workshop. Download the pdf and take a look.
userstories  userstorymapping  development  projectmanagement  ideas  pdf 
march 2017 by garrettc
Info pages: publishing data about user needs and metrics
Pages on Gov.uk now have an equivalent info page that gives details of the user story and rational for that page existing.
govuk  gds  usercentereddesign  research  userstories  webdevelopment 
october 2014 by garrettc
Replacing The User Story With The Job Story
"Job Stories [make] you think about motivation and context and de-emphasizes adding any particular implementation."
agile  usercentereddesign  userstories  jobstories  process  business  jobstobedone 
september 2013 by garrettc
Pivotal PDF
Helps you generate user story documentation.
pivotaltracker  agile  methodology  bestpractice  userstories 
july 2012 by garrettc
On Story Points
"Story points are an abstract unit of effort (or complexity but I'll stick with effort for now). They're not hours. They're not days. They're not quarters-of-a-day. They have no defined relationship with any time unit you can think of. What they do have in common is the scale - it's linear and proportional."
agile  projectmanagement  scrum  userstories 
february 2010 by garrettc

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