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Discover to Deliver: Agile Product Planning and Analysis – Gottesdiener and Gorman

Gottesdiener and Gorman introduce a visual language and employ navigation aids to engage readers. The case study is woven throughout the discussion of concepts and detailed practices and is the subject of 80 examples. The “Structured Conversation” section details how to explore and evaluate each of the 7 Product Dimensions, an analysis framework designed to streamline planning and development. The “Adapting Your Practices” section offers ways to calibrate and adjust planning and analysis for a variety of contexts. Some 41 essential tools and techniques are explained and illustrated with case study examples.
See how to:
  • Rapidly discover product needs to deliver valued results
  • Engage stakeholders to enable a shared understanding of product needs
  • Collaborate continually to discover and deliver an evolving product
  • Holistically analyze requirements using the 7 Product Dimensions
  • Guide planning with the Business Value Model
  • Use structured conversations to make value-based decisions about product options and allocate them to planning horizons
Whatever type of software product or system you build, whatever your area of expertise—product or project management and leadership; business analysis; development, testing and quality assurance; or business management—Discover to Deliver explains essential practices you can use in your daily work as you collaborate to rapidly discover product needs and deliver valued results.
About the Author(s)
Ellen Gottesdiener

Founder and Principal with EBG Consulting, is an internationally recognized facilitator, coach, trainer, and speaker. She is an expert in Agile product and project management practices, product envisioning and road mapping, business analysis and requirements, retrospectives, and collaboration. Ellen works with global clients and speaks at numerous industry conferences. She is a Certified Professional Facilitator and a Certified Scrum Master. Ellen is also the author of two acclaimed books: Requirements by Collaboration and The Software Requirements Memory Jogger.

Mary Gorman

Mary Gorman is an expert in business analysis, facilitation, coaching, and training, specializing in business systems and product development. She is Vice President of Quality & Delivery at EBG Consulting. Mary works with global clients, speaks at industry conferences, and writes on requirements and planning topics for the Agile, business analysis, and project management communities. She is a Certified Business Analysis Professional™ and Certified Scrum Master. Mary was instrumental in developing the IIBA® Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® and the IIBA® certification exam.

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