May 17, 2015
Software Process and Measurement Cast 342 features our interview with Ellen Gottesdiener and Mary Gorman. We discussed their great book, Discover to Deliver: Agile Product Planning and Analysis, requirements and Agile. Ellen and Mary provided penetrating insight into how to work with requirements in an Agile environment, from discovery to delivery and beyond.
This is the second time Ellen, Mary and I talked Agile requirements. After listening to this interview turn back the hands of time and listen to SPaMCAST 200.
Ellen Gottesdiener is an internationally recognized leader in the convergence of agile + requirements + product management + project management. She is founder and principal of EBG Consulting, which helps organizations adapt how they collaborate to improve business outcomes.
Ellen’s passion is helping people use modern product requirements practices to build valued products and great teams. She provides coaching, training, and facilitates discovery and planning workshops across diverse industries. Ellen is a world-renowned writer, speaker, and presenter. Her most recent book, co-authored with Mary Gorman, is Discover to Deliver: Agile Product Planning and Analysis. Ellen is author of two other acclaimed books: Requirements by Collaboration and The Software Requirements Memory Jogger.
Mary Gorman, a leader in business analysis and requirements, is Vice President of Quality & Delivery at EBG Consulting. Mary coaches product teams, facilitates discovery workshops, and trains stakeholders in collaborative practices essential for defining high-value products. She speaks and writes for the agile, business analysis, and project management communities. Mary is co-author with Ellen Gottesdiener of Discover to Deliver: Agile Product Planning and Analysis.
A Certified Business Analysis Professional™, Mary helped develop the IIBA®’s A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® and certification exam. She also served on the task force that created the PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)® Examination Content Outline. You can reach Mary via: Twitter | LinkedIn
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The Re-Read Saturday focus on Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox’s The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement began on February 21nd. The Goal has been hugely influential because it introduced the Theory of Constraints, which is central to lean thinking. The book is written as a business novel. Visit the Software Process and Measurement Blog and catch up on the re-read.
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I will be speaking on June 10. My presnetaiton is titled “Agile Estimation Using Functional Metrics.”
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Also upcoming conferences I will be involved in include and SQTM in September, BIFPUG in November. More on these great conferences next week.
The next Software Process and Measurement Cast will feature our essay on Commitment, Part 2. Is commitment anti-Agile? We think not! Commitment is a core behavior for effective Agile!
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