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Software delivery often comes to continuous output fatigue with little to none observable impact. Outputs are easy to plan, easy to assign, relatively easy to produce, definitely easy to see. They give a sense of completion. In practice, teams are “doing agile” while not being able to bring a working product to their customers.

Without a working product there is no change adoption, no behaviour change. Product orientation focuses on the customer behaviour aspect that is anticipated to lead to meaningful business improvement. This session was recorded and can be viewed below:

Digital is not yet another label for a BA, it’s an evolution. It needs to happen to adjust to the new reality that is caused by how business and customer needs change and how we should be able to respond to them.

I want to encourage BAs to apply product thinking, to show how this concept translates into our role, how it should evolve, what competencies we need, and how we should reshape the traditional business analysis capability in order to help our organizations to speak the same language – the language of outcomes and value.

About the Speaker
Business Analyst at heart, passionate about business analysis capability in the context of agile ways of working. Always looking for opportunities to transform company practices into fresh, value-driven approaches leading to more efficient ways. Product thinking enthusiast, co-author of Product Orientation concept, currently in the role of product management & product centricity catalyst in Roche Informatics. 53:24

Software delivery often comes to continuous output fatigue with little to none observable impact. Outputs are easy to plan, easy to assign, relatively easy to produce, definitely easy to see. They give a sense of completion. In practice, teams are “doing agile” while not being able to bring a working product to their customers.

Without a working product there is no change adoption, no behaviour change. Product orientation focuses on the customer behaviour aspect that is anticipated to lead to meaningful business improvement. This session was recorded and can be viewed below:

Digital is not yet another label for a BA, it’s an evolution. It needs to happen to adjust to the new reality that is caused by how business and customer needs change and how we should be able to respond to them.

I want to encourage BAs to apply product thinking, to show how this concept translates into our role, how it should evolve, what competencies we need, and how we should reshape the traditional business analysis capability in order to help our organizations to speak the same language – the language of outcomes and value.

About the Speaker
Business Analyst at heart, passionate about business analysis capability in the context of agile ways of working. Always looking for opportunities to transform company practices into fresh, value-driven approaches leading to more efficient ways. Product thinking enthusiast, co-author of Product Orientation concept, currently in the role of product management & product centricity catalyst in Roche Informatics.

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So, Are You a Product Thinker? With Anna Kochanowska

The agile manifesto tells us to value “working software over comprehensive documentation” but how can we practically apply this value without sacrificing quality and rigour? How can we ensure that our requirement providers and analysts connect with our coders and testers to deliver fast, reliable value? How do you solve the analysis conundrum and eliminate the “documentation handoff” that plagues many teams? If these questions interest you, this session is for you!

In this presentation, we cover how teams can use feature hypotheses to write just the right amount of documentation, methods to split features into the smallest possible chunk of value for iterative analysis, how to get fast feedback on outcomes and how an innovation day can change the paradigm and move you to documentation-less development.

The talk is jam-packed with practical examples from the presenter’s experience managing agile transformations and uses storytelling throughout to illustrate key points.

About the Speaker
Stuart Mann is a reformed waterfall guy who is now a passionate Agile Coach. He is a father (two girls), husband (one wife) and a trainee feminist. In his spare time, Stuart is a compulsive marathon runner having run over 250 marathons and ultra marathons. He is a prolific writer with a popular blog (http://runningmann.co.za/), monthly column in South Africa’s largest running publication (Modern Athlete) and a regular contributor of athletics articles to News24.com. Stuart’s lifetime ambition is to secure a beer sponsor.

Stuart is a frequent presenter at local and international conferences where he typically provides a different perspective on traditional topics. If you’d like to connect with Stuart you can do so on LinkedIn or Twitter (work profile @StuartDMann & running profile @runningmann100). 1:3:02

The agile manifesto tells us to value “working software over comprehensive documentation” but how can we practically apply this value without sacrificing quality and rigour? How can we ensure that our requirement providers and analysts connect with our coders and testers to deliver fast, reliable value? How do you solve the analysis conundrum and eliminate the “documentation handoff” that plagues many teams? If these questions interest you, this session is for you!

In this presentation, we cover how teams can use feature hypotheses to write just the right amount of documentation, methods to split features into the smallest possible chunk of value for iterative analysis, how to get fast feedback on outcomes and how an innovation day can change the paradigm and move you to documentation-less development.

The talk is jam-packed with practical examples from the presenter’s experience managing agile transformations and uses storytelling throughout to illustrate key points.

About the Speaker
Stuart Mann is a reformed waterfall guy who is now a passionate Agile Coach. He is a father (two girls), husband (one wife) and a trainee feminist. In his spare time, Stuart is a compulsive marathon runner having run over 250 marathons and ultra marathons. He is a prolific writer with a popular blog (http://runningmann.co.za/), monthly column in South Africa’s largest running publication (Modern Athlete) and a regular contributor of athletics articles to News24.com. Stuart’s lifetime ambition is to secure a beer sponsor.

Stuart is a frequent presenter at local and international conferences where he typically provides a different perspective on traditional topics. If you’d like to connect with Stuart you can do so on LinkedIn or Twitter (work profile @StuartDMann & running profile @runningmann100).

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Back to the Feature – A Practical Guide to Iterative Analysis with Stuart Mann