Business Value and Working with Stakeholders
This stage is for those whose focus is on the business decisions that guide product development, and who communicate with the end user community and other stakeholders. We’ll explore the responsibilities of the product owners and managers, focusing on the non-technology functions as well as interactions with the agile development teams. Stakeholders include people such as executives and managers who sponsor and pay for projects, internal customer representatives, the ultimate customer who purchases or consumes the product, and anyone else who has a vested interest in the successful delivery of the product.
Questions this stage will attempt to answer:
- How do I do my current job AND work with the team every day?
- How do I gather feedback from product consumers so I can find out what they really want and really need?
- How do I balance competing requests from the user communities, the team, and management?
- How do I break the feature down into smaller chunks?
- How do I keep my stakeholders up-to-date on progress?
- How do I foster innovation and creative new product ideas?
- How do we define business value? How do we measure it? What role does it play in determining the order of the work?
- What role do I play downstream in the implementation and delivery of the product?
- How are agile contracts structured to support collaboration, flexibility, and progressive elaboration?
Stage Producer: Paul Hammond, Microsoft
Stage Co-Producer: Troy Kaser, Fitropolis
- Olav Maassen, Xebia
- Christina Hartikainen, Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission
- Johannes Dommnich, Microsoft
- Jim Constant, Capital Group Companies