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Wednesday, August 15 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Story Maps as Test Plans and Other Cross Cutting Guides: David Hussman

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Test plans are often secondary to story tests (aka acceptance tests) for an individual story.While this helps focus on finding the value of a story, it often missing the mark in an enterprise setting where real value comes from delivering a collection of stories. Large scale (enterprise ) agility often goes beyond a single story and spans stories and teams. Story maps are an excellent tool for visualizing cross cutting needs like testing across stories and other challenges that cut across teams. Story maps are a simple and excellent tool that foster cross cutting thinking and learning. Along with connecting testers who care about testing that spans stories, story maps are also excellent tools for connecting other cross cutting perspectives: architecture, user experience, sub teams and end user documentation. This session will teach participants to use story maps to address the many challenges that face large scale (enterprise) agility. Participants will work in groups to utilize story maps as tools for situational challenges and realities faced by multi-team and distributed team agile usage.

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David Hussman

Founder, DevJam
I split my time between leading DevJam and coaching at client sites. My coaching ranges from small teams to large enterprises and entails working with teams, programs and leadership groups. Some days I am doing discovery work, teaching product thinking and agile design and augmenting real agility with user centered design and user experience tools. Other days I am deep in the delivery space helping teams adapt agile methods to meet their needs within their context, working on lean planning, test driven and the many other tools that help teams learn from delivery. | | I also work with many leadership groups, helping them use the evidence produced by agile methods to answer the difficult questions they face while trying to pivot towards the most real value for their company and their products. I am pragmatically focused on producing evidence of success, and I have very little concern about how people are "doing the process" and instead steer people towards "how well they are doing" with process as a tool and not a goal. | | Back at home, at DevJam Studios, we coach, teach and build software products. Working in domains like digital biometrics, medical, government, legal, security, financial, retail, and education (to name a few) has grown a substantial pragmatism around using agile methods as tools focused on product and business goals. Whether we are building our own products, building products for others, or coaching companies of all sizes and shapes around the globe, we believe that producing products which help others, and helping others to learn to better produce products are the real and valuable goals we want to achieve. | | If you are looking for more information about DevJam coaching, education or product development, check out our website... Read More →

Wednesday August 15, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Austin 1-3