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Ellen Gottesdiener Collaboration Workshops: Discover, Plan, and Prepare Your Product Backlog
2012.02.13 06.00 h
New York
Monthly Chapter Meeting



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IIBA New York Chapter proudly presents: 

Ellen Gottesdiener - EBG Consulting
Collaboration Workshops:  Discover, Plan and Prepare you Product Backlog


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For continual delivery of high‐value product options, your agile team must reach a shared understanding of product needs. Although collaborative techniques are best for this work, not all agile teams use them, or use them efficiently. Others rely too heavily on a few tools (such as user stories or story maps), postponing complex topics and incurring excessive rework.

The solution is for product stakeholders to form a partnership to systematically collaborate on planning. Nimble, timely workshops give your team an effective venue for working together transparently to make complex decisions. We explore techniques for product backlog discovery and preparation, and we explain how to use seven dimensions to make sure you capture all product needs. You learn how to hold workshops (not merely meetings), how to adopt decision‐making practices essential to collaboration, and how to use value criteria to slice requirements options across product releases.

Join Ellen in this fast‐paced survey of key practices to engineer collaboration into your agile project to holistically discover, prepare, and deliver product needs.

Note: knowledge of and experience with agile projects is desirable, but not required to obtain value from this presentation. If you are using more traditional practices, you will find the principles discussed applicable and adaptable to your work world as well.

Speaker Bio:  Ellen Gottesdiener is founder and principal of EBG Consulting, experts helping you deliver highvalue products your customers want and need. Ellen is an internationally recognized facilitator, coach, trainer, speaker, and expert in business analysis and requirements, agile product management practices, product envisioning and roadmapping, retrospectives, and collaboration. She works with global clients and speaks at numerous industry conferences. Author of two acclaimed books—Requirements by Collaboration and The Software Requirements Memory Jogger—Ellen is coauthoring (with Mary Gorman) a book on practical agile planning and analysis practices. View articles, Ellen’s tweets and blog, free eNewsletter, and find a variety of useful practitioner resources on EBG’s web site,


There will also be 3 giveaways:

  1. Requirements by Collaboration
  2. The Software Requirements Memory Jogger
  3. elearning course Roadmap to Success:  Foundation for Requirements Development and Management



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