Category Archives: stakeholders

On Multiple Givens, Whens and Thens

I wrote this as a reply to user RHarris’s question on StackOverflow, but thought it might be easier to find here too. The login scenario and the access record here are adapted from their question. What contexts should we include … Continue reading

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Goals vs. Capabilities

Every project worth doing has a vision, and someone who’s championed that vision and fought for the budget. That person is┬áthe primary stakeholder. (This person is the real product owner; anyone else is just a proxy with a title.) In … Continue reading

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Discrete vs. Continuous Capabilities

A capability is more than just being able to do something. The word which describes being able to do something is ability. I do sometimes use this while describing what a capability is, but there are connotations there that are … Continue reading

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BDD Before The Tools

Another client approached me today about BDD and using tools like Cucumber to automate scenarios. There are a few things I’d love to teams see develop as a focus before heading down the tools path. You may already be doing … Continue reading

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The Five Whos

Many of the companies I visit start with much the same problem: the development team aren’t collaborating effectively either internally or with the business, so they would like to adopt Agile, or better forms of Agile. Usually these are pretty … Continue reading

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Who are your Users?

I’ve wanted to write this post for a while, and reading “Metaphors we live by” has given me some language and ideas to express it in. So here goes. Requirements come from above In a straw-man Waterfall project, requirements are … Continue reading

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