User Stories

4 Product Management Tools To Help You Become A Better Email Marketer

I’ve spent the last 18 years working in product organizations for marketing technology companies. As a result, I’ve had the privilege of spending …

Product Management

A New Era of OpenStack

The chairman of the OpenStack Foundation outlines some of the steps the organization is taking to support a growing interest in OpenStack.<p>Change is …

Innovation

UX 101: A Basic Project Checklist

User satisfaction is your critical goal in any business in any industry. If you build a great experience for your customers, they will tell each …

UX Design

Paying Off the Technical Debt in Your Agile Projects

Just as you should not take out a financial loan without having a plan to pay it back, you should also have a plan when incurring technical debt. The …

Project Management

Stories and Epics

Nested hierarchies, boundaries, independence, and value…Stories and Epics (and Independent Value)• <b>Story</b> = a story that is <i>small enough</i> to fit into a …

Project Management

How to Write Smarter User Stories for Product Design and Development

Most of you probably have some tried-and-true best practices that you lean on to formulate requirements and articulate what needs to be done. In many …

Design Thinking

Hindsight Software updates BehavePro for agile behavior-driven development

The biggest cause of defects in software is related to problems with requirements. According to Hindsight Software founder Alan Parkinson, more than …

DevOps

Split User Stories Ruthlessly - And Get Value Earlier

Why do you need to split user stories?<p>Often, you hear that it is important to split user stories. You read articles that say it should be possible to …

Agile Development

“As a user” needs to stop.

Sing it with me: As a _<i>user_</i> I want to _<i>perform an action_</i> so I can _<i>achieve an end result_</i>.<p>This is great in theory, but writing good user stories is …

Agile Development

Become a UX designer in an afternoon—a quick guide for new designers.

Research — Analyse—Design—Test<p>Make it count, everything you say and do from now on will be based on this research.<p>2. Analyse<p>This is the fun part …

UX Design

A guide to ALM suite offerings

<b>CA Technologies:</b> CA Technologies provides a range of solutions to improve applications, manage portfolios and maximize business opportunities. <b>CA</b> …

Project Management

Who (Really) Writes User Stories?

User stories are at the core of most of the Agile frameworks and methodologies. Although many frameworks claim that they do not use user stories, …

Agile Development

How to put the S (for security) into your IoT development

A joke about the Internet of Things has been shared around Twitter over the past few months; I saw it attributed to a guy named Tim Kadlec. “The S in …

Internet of Things

What is BDD anyway?

In the modern Software Development world, we have various stakeholders each with its own interest. In general, we can divide the stakeholders into 2 …

Programming

CNN Is Standing By Its Controversial Reddit User Story

CNN executives thought they were showing restraint by not identifying Reddit user HanAssholeSolo. But a strange contingency line has set off the pro-Trump social internet.<p>When a CNN reporter tracked down the Reddit user who claimed credit for creating a GIF that President Donald Trump tweeted of …

Donald Trump

Dear Apple: Notes text styling sucks.

Redesigning Apple’s Notes styling experience.<p><b>Hello World,</b><p>One of the tools I use frequently in my day to day life is the native <b>Notes</b> application. This …

Web Development

Civil War — The Testing User Story, Part One

The testing user story — Good or Evil? Which side are you on?<p><b>What is the testing user story?</b><p>The testing user story is an execution of any series of …

Agile Development

Product Manager vs Product Owner

“What is the difference between a Product Owner and a Product Manager?”<p>It’s an interesting question and one that takes time to unpack. Let’s look at …

Product Management

Modern Application Development with Salesforce DX and AutoRABIT

Modern Application Development (MAD) is driven at its core by an integrated technology stack, DevOps enabled framework, and a cloud-and mobile-ready …

DevOps

The agile Workplace: Be Problem Oriented!

Early in my career, I have heard it many times personally and have given the admonition to my staff many times as well — be <i>solution</i> oriented! And the …

Agile Development

Types of user stories and their uses in the agile world

• <b>Regular User Story:</b> A typical user story written around a functional or non-functional requirement which can be completed in one iteration(sprint). …

Agile Development

Analysis of 2 billion user stories explains how to compete with Amazon

Amazon really is an ecommerce behemoth. The retailer, which acquired Whole Foods earlier this week, already commands 50 percent of first-time product searches and dominates the ecommerce industry in almost every way.<p>But that doesn’t mean it is untouchable. If you know what pushes the average …

Business

The Scrum Product Owner Theses

The 56 product owner theses cover the concept of the product owner role, product discovery, how to deal with external and internal stakeholders, …

Product Management

An agile leader's guide to writing user stories

One of the biggest challenges in software development is the nearly impossible task of gathering clear requirements and then getting those …

Agile Development

Product Design Playbook

Concepts and Methodologies To Live By<p>At the time I’m writing this post, I’ve been a full-time product designer for ~ 3 years, though my overall …

UX Design

Effective User Story Creation (and all the other bits needed on a ticket)

Over the last few years, i’ve been slowly learning how to write the most effective user stories for my product teams. I’ve just documented this for …

Agile Development

How to Become a Design-Led CMO

"I'm<p>just suggesting, humbly, that better products are easier to sell," says Jerome Nadel, senior VP and chief marketing officer at Rambus, a public …

Design Thinking

Product Thinking, Part 3: The Value Pattern

<i>Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding</i> …

Agile Development