Value-Driven Product Development

Value-Driven Product Development
Agile Software Development promises more features in less time, but most people don't get these results. I know one reason: they insist on trying to build the same product faster, and that just doesn't work. You need to figure out how to build the right parts of the product early, so that you can "turn on the taps" that lead to cash in your pocket. The techniques you'll learn and practise in Value-Driven Product Development will help you do exactly that.
Duration
8 hours
Course type
Online
Language
English
Duration
8 hours
Location
Online
Language
English
Code
PTRN-025_ONL
Training for 7-8 or more people? Customize trainings for your specific needs
Value-Driven Product Development
Duration
8 hours
Location
Online
Language
English
Code
PTRN-025_ONL
€ ... *
Training for 7-8 or more people? Customize trainings for your specific needs

Description

Maybe you have an idea for a product. You have to figure out how to deliver software that will delight your customers. You want to ship something of value now!

Maybe you need to manage a project that’s already going to go over budget. Your deadline is looming on the horizon. You’ve tried negotiating scope the way the books have taught you to and it’s not working. “We have to have it all! Tomorrow! Hurry!”

Maybe you feel like your team has lost sight of what they’re trying to build. They have a long backlog, they’re cranking their way through it, but it just doesn’t feel right. You’re still building the wrong product… or at least you’re doing an awful lot of work to build the right one.
Maybe this course is exactly what you need!

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J. B. (Joe) Rainsberger is a Canadian software development consultant and technology writer known for his contributions to agile development, for which he was awarded the highest honour from the agile community, the Gordon Pask Award in 2005 (its first year of existence). He is the founder of XPDay North America. He is also known for his book, JUnit Recipes : Practical Methods for Programmer Testing. He has been an agile practitioner since 2000, and in this time his articles on agile development have been published by leading programmer's magazines including IBM developerWorks and IEEE Software, for the latter of which he edits the regular "Not Just Coding" column.

Just now J. B. Rainsberger helps software companies better satisfy their customers and the businesses they support. Over the years, he has learned to write valuable software, overcome many of his social deficiencies, and built a life that he loves. He has traveled the world sharing what he's learned, hoping to help other people get what they want out of work and out of their lives. He provides personalised consulting through AgileTutor.com, where he helps even more people start getting the advice they need with minimal investment. 

What you need to attend this course:
  • a pen.
  • a product or project that you feel comfortable discussing with others.
That’s it!

Companies are strongly encouraged to send more than a single person to this course, especially if you have confidentiality concerns and don’t want to share your project details with strangers. A group of 3–8 working on the same project or product works really well.

Course price:
November, 1 – December, 31 – 286 EUR;
January, 1 – February, 17 – 327 EUR;
February, 18 – July, 6 – 360 EUR.

Date:
July, 7–8

certificate
After completing the course, a certificate
is issued on the Luxoft Training form

Objectives

Agile Software Development promises more features in less time, but most people don't get these results. I know one reason: they insist on trying to build the same product faster, and that just doesn't work. You need to figure out how to build the right parts of the product early, so that you can "turn on the taps" that lead to cash in your pocket. The techniques you'll learn and practise in Value-Driven Product Development will help you do exactly that.

Target Audience

You are a business person with an idea for a product, or a product manager trying to meet your customers’ increasing demands for new features now, or a programmer struggling with unrealistic deadlines. If you want to deliver more value with less software, then you need this course.

You are a technical worker – a programmer, a tester, an architect – having trouble understanding what you’re supposed to help build. Either you build the wrong thing, or too much of the right thing, or find out too late that you should have done something simpler. You suspect that you could deliver 80% of the value for 20% of the effort, but between you and your stakeholders, it’s just not happening. You need this course.

You are in a startup and everyone is happily going fast and breaking stuff. You’re on course to survive the “learning to fly” stage, but you’re worried that once you have enough cash to stand on your feet and want to develop a longer-term strategy, that you won’t have the discipline that you’ll need – or worse, that your fellow starter-uppers won’t realise just how much extra discipline they’ll need to stay in business. You need this course.

Roadmap

What you will learn:
  • How to turn a ridiculously long, convoluted backlog into a concise road map for your product.
  • How to build a coherent, minimum, viable product. Don’t let “MVP” be just another useless buzzword.
  • Why so many people just don’t get “user stories”, and how you can avoid that whole mess.
  • How to help business people and technical people speak the same language when exploring the product together.
  • Why you need business people and technical people exploring the product and its features together!
  • How to install a common vision of the product into everyone’s head.
  • How to “do behavior-driven development” without drowning in a sea of repetitive, annoying Cucumber tests that look like COBOL and take forever to run. Step away from the tools!
  • How will you support the people around you in doing these things? With simple techniques like Lost Luggage, Magic Wand, and Try To Stop Me.
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