Here are the slides and the references from my talk at JFokus this week, on surviving and thriving with flexible scope:
Here are some additional resources and reading materials:
- Make Impacts, not Software – this presentation has some overlapping ideas, but explores business metrics and impact maps in a more detail
- The Ducati Story that I mentioned is from HBR April 2011, Why Leaders Don’t Learn from Success by Francesca Gino and Gary P. Pisano.
- Palchinsky principles comes from Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure by Tim Harford
- For more on impact mapping, check out my book Impact Mapping and the community resources at ImpactMapping.org
- For story mapping, see Jeff Patton’s presentation and Christian Hassa’s Story Maps in Practice
- A nice intro book to Design thinking is Change by Design: How Design Thinking Creates New Alternatives for Business and Society by Tim Brown
- How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business by Douglas Hubbard, pretty good book on business metrics
- I’ll be writing about the topic of this session and more ideas on improving user stories in my upcoming book 50 Quick Ideas to Improve your User Stories
If this is a topic of interest, I strongly suggest attending one of the upcoming Product Owner Survival Camps. David Evans is running a fantastic session on user stories, and as a bonus you can practice Story Maps with Christian Hassa and impact mapping with me.