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Wednesday, August 7 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Questions not Stories: Experiment to improve business value (Adrian Howard) LIMITED

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User Stories are a fantastic agile tool, but they are not the only way for the product owner and team to reach a mutual understanding of what needs to be delivered.

This workshop explores the use of hypotheses and experiments from the Lean Startup community as an alternative to user stories.

We examine ways for agile teams to reframe stories *(e.g. As a traveller I want to know the weather so that I can plan my journey)* as a series of hypothesis
*(e.g. Supplying weather information will increase ticket sales)* that are validated by experiments *(e.g. Does supplying hard-coded weather data for our two most popular routes increase ticket sales?)*.

Having the whole team involved in discovering business value ensures alignment across the organisation. You will see how using hypotheses and experiments brings advantages to the development team, the customer, and the user - ensuring we only build valuable features.

Stop telling stories about your product - start asking questions.

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Adrian Howard

Quietstars
Adrian Howard is passionate about building effective teams and great products. He co-founded Quietstars to help organisations do that using Lean, Agile and User Experience practices. | | You'll find Adrian working with startup and product development teams — doing everything from coaching & teaching to hands on user experience & development work | | With more than fifteen years experience working with startups, established businesses... Read More →


Wednesday August 7, 2013 2:00pm - 3:15pm
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