The challenge awaits our project: How to deal with the many expectations from our customers that are far beyond the project budget? The answer in my current project – the sports event management system – is based on user story mapping.
Given that stars to road has grown quite a bit it is time to give a quick overview over the toolbox we described so far (or wanted to but did not yet). This list is meant to grow, once we add more tools into the toolbox.
Daniel Amyot presented a very interesting paper describing how they used goal modeling techniques to produce outcome based regulations within an regulatory body (aviation). They observed an improvement in performance of both regulated parties and the regulator. (They used i* to model actors, goals, contributions and indicators).
Pin the maturity cards on the wall. Ask how well do we foresee the change we’re going to inflict with the planned features. “Customers will love it”, the engineer proclaims putting the features on tree level. The sales rep sourly adds: “If they’ll ever grasp it”, moving them up into the clouds.
In large and distributed companies the knowledge is spread. Experts come from different locations and subsidiaries. These experts often work in several projects simultaneously. This leads to an efficiency loss and long product development cycles. What if there is a way to get rid of dozens bilateral and specialized division workshops and preparation meetings? The approach is called approach “Speed Creation”.