5 awesome techniques to boost your planning

A well-selected brainstorming improves the agile planning.The efficiency of a brainstorming depends on the following facts. team’s knowledge about users and the product skills of the facilitator brainstorming techniques Common brainstorming, the silent brainstorming, and the group brainstorming are the most popular techniques. You can find many articles about these well-known techniques on the web, BUT we would like to introduce five special methods for different situations. Follow us to learn the new techniques. Gap filling Concentrate on a selected part of a user’s journey or find a missing part between two steps or activities using gap filling technique. First, identify the current starting point, “A” and the goal point,… Read More

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Useful resources for agile business strategy mapping and content strategy mapping

User story mapping originally designed for software developers, but it is very helpful in other branches as strategy mapping. Jordan Ryan and his teammate Leiloni De Gruy wrote several articles on Facet Interactive Blog. We loved these useful resources and now it’s time to share them. Jordan Ryan – How to craft agile business plans with business strategy mapping Teaser: With a 2-D business strategy map, the visual layout of the map lends itself to where executives can direct their focus. Moreover, a written business plan usually projects so far ahead, the business strategies become stale and dated. Executive teams carrying out these old campaigns end up falling behind in… Read More

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Top 5 short articles about user story mapping – useful resources for user story mapping

We updated our popular article – Useful resources for user story mapping. We reworked and remastered our old link collection and added the newest articles.  This is the first part of users story mapping – weekend reading. We hope you’ll enjoy it!   Jeff Patton: The new user story backlog is a map Teaser:  Arranging user stories into a helpful shape – a map has worked well for me. It’s a simple idea really. At the top of the map are “big stories.” I call them user activities (borrowing the term from UX people like Larry Constantine and Don Norman). An activity is sort of a big thing that people do… Read More

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