Impact Mapping

Two day workshop with Gojko Adzic

Impact Mapping
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Impact Mapping

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue TBA


Impact Mapping is a strategic planning technique that helps organisations manage flexible roadmaps for iterative delivery, by clearly communicating assumptions, helping teams align their activities with overall business objectives and make better delivery decisions. Impact mapping can help you build products and deliver projects that make an impact, not just ship software.

The participants of this interactive workshop learn about the basics of Impact Mapping, and try it out in practice on several realistic examples to understand the key facilitation techniques and learn how to run and apply Impact Mapping sessions in their organisations.

Key learning points

  • Fight a huge backlog with 500 crap stories
  • Prioritise with multiple competing stakeholders
  • Avoid a user story stream of consciousness and create a big picture for prioritisation
  • Establish a good reporting structure on outcomes rather than just monitoring velocity and activity
  • Get agreement from the whole team and the business sponsors about which user stories are useful and which are just noise
  • Enable business sponsors to benefit from flexible scope and avoid water-scrum-fall
  • Effectively prioritise based on value
  • Avoid pet features
  • Run impact mapping sessions

Intended Audience

This is a seminar for a broad audience of anyone involved in iterative (agile/lean/scrum/kanban) delivery with user stories:

  • Business sponsors will learn how to ensure their organisation benefits more from agile team delivery capability, and how to steer product management and delivery better to achieve strategic goals faster.
  • Analysts and Product owners will learn how to link between business sponsors and teams more effectively, how to select and prioritise stories and features to achieve better impacts
  • Developers will learn how to engage with business stakeholders and product owners to get better direction and focus delivery on things that really matter

Requirements

In order to attend the workshop, you should already have a basic knowledge of iterative delivery methods and a at least some experience of working in a Scrum, XP or Kanban-like delivery.

To get the most out of this workshop, you should have a relatively senior role, from a technical or business perspective.

Gojko Adzic

About Gojko Adzic

Author of Humans vs Computers, Impact Mapping, Specification by Example and a few more books… Working on MindMup and Claudia.js.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Impact Mapping

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue TBA


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