Agile + DevOps East 2019 Concurrent Session : Build a Healthy Product Backlog with User Story Mapping

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Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Build a Healthy Product Backlog with User Story Mapping

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Successful agile software development depends on a healthy product backlog. Too often, teams attempting to adopt an agile methodology for a project with a new product owner struggle in their transition due to a sparse product backlog. Bala Lakshminarayan will show how user story mapping can let a product owner quickly build a product backlog for the team, leveraging the subject matter experts in the organization from development, QA, UX and design, product management, sales, and marketing. Bala will thoroughly explain user story mapping and personas through a hands-on workshop where you will create a story map from real-world examples of building an e-commerce store. You'll learn how you can prioritize the stories in the user story map you have created and plan your first minimum viable product release.

Bala Lakshminarayan
Leading Financial Services Company

Bala Lakshminarayan has been working in IT for over thirty years in various roles such as a developer, QA engineer, product owner, manager, and director. Bala has been an agilist for the past eight years and is very passionate about all things agile. Having worked as a Director/Agile Leader in organizations such as Broadvision, Applied Biosystems, Omnicell, Xerox, and Infosys, he enjoys training, mentoring, and coaching team members on agile. Bala is a CSM, CSP, CSPO, and SPC 4.0 and enjoys attending and presenting agile events and learning from other agilists. His hobbies include writing sci-fi, table tennis, and singing