Impact Mapping Focusing on Business Value in Agile Development

Duration: 
1 days
Codes: 
3654

Overview

Impact mapping is a strategic, collaborative planning technique that, through visualization, surfaces the hidden assumptions, interpretations and intentions that often derail a product development effort. By focusing first on required business outcomes and then drilling down to deliverables, impact maps provide a focus for informed discussion and decision-making about which products/projects/features to prioritize. Impact maps facilitate collaboration between senior decision-makers in the business, customers and technical developers; support definition of fitness-for-purpose through identifying required changes in actors' behavior, together with the metrics to measure them; help manage road-maps by focusing on business outcomes rather than pre-set scope limits. In this course you learn how to create, as well as use, impact maps.

Skills Gained

You Will Learn How To: You Will Learn How To:

  • Distinguish between outcomes and outputs
  • Discover real, not assumed, business goals
  • Identify actor types and the changed behaviors that are needed to meet the goal
  • Relate user stories to impact maps in an Agile development environment
  • Define and use appropriate measurements
  • Draw effective impact maps
  • Use your impact map to identify key priorities

Prerequisites

Important Course Information Important Course Information Who Will Benefit: Who Will Benefit:

  • While Product Owners, Product Managers and Business Analysts will benefit most from this course, it is also useful for Scrum Masters, Agile coaches and Agile Development team members such as programmers and testers

While Product Owners, Product Managers and Business Analysts will benefit most from this course, it is also useful for Scrum Masters, Agile coaches and Agile Development team members such as programmers and testers Exam Information: Exam Information:

Course Outline

  • Anatomy of an impact map
  • Goal
  • Actors
  • Impacts
  • Deliverables
  • Impact maps and Agile development
  • Adaptive planning driven by business value
  • Incremental and iterative development
  • User stories and impact maps
  • Creating impact maps

Preparing the impact map

  • Discovering goals
  • Defining measures
  • Planning milestones

Drawing impact maps

  • Drawing the skeleton impact map
  • Finding alternatives
  • Identifying key priorities
  • Outcomes: earn and/or learn
  • The practice of impact mapping
  • The impact mapping workshop
  • Facilitating impact mapping
  • Communicating impact maps and their meaning

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If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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Course Location Days Cost Date
London
London1 495 £495 2019-02-07
Onsite
Onsite1 500 £500 2019-04-18
London
London1 495 £495 2019-06-05
London
London1 500 £500 2019-06-12