Saturday 19th March, 2016
9:45am to 11:00am
Session Level: 200
The process wars are over. Agile won. So why do people still waste so much time and effort creating upfront requirements and documentation? Perhaps it reduces risk, leads to better design, produces higher quality software, or generates more accurate estimates? For certain complex projects, these might be true statements. For software development, though, these are all myths. For most software development efforts, upfront requirements and documentation are waste.
In this session, you will learn why this is true. You will be introduced to techniques you can use to break down the wall between the "requirements givers" and the "requirements developers" and replace it with a conversation instead. You'll use Visual Studio Online to create agile requirements in the form of user stories, assign business value, estimate their effort, refine and order them. By the end of the session, you will be able to identify waste and see new value in a more lean approach - all tactics you can use on your current or next project.
Microsoft Regional Director | Visual Studio ALM MVP
Richard is the president of Accentient, a company that helps software teams develop better products by leveraging ALM tools and Scrum. He is a Professional Scrum Trainer, author of Professional Scrum Development with Microsoft Visual Studio, and co-creator of the Scaled Professional Scrum framework.
As a software developer and consultant with over 30 years of experience, he understands that software is built and delivered by people and not by processes or tools.
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