Project Success (without a Babel Fish): Lessons in Agile-ish (mis)communication

This session was September 20, 2014 12:30pm to 1:15pm in !

Communicating one's needs is the foundation of a healthy and productive project. In this talk we will discuss some Agile-inspired work habits you can use to document, prioritize, refine, and communicate your needs. We will cover the basics of user stories and workshop some bad user stories to turn them into good ones. We will show examples of effective and ineffective prioritization that will help you avoid "do-everything-first-syndrome". Learn how to take inventory of your users needs so that things don't fall through the cracks. You will be able to give your project a good start before you even engage an agency.

Learn from our mistakes and examples so you too can have an efficient and successful project.

Learning Objectives & Outcomes:

  • Learn how to identify, prioritize and communicate your needs.
  • Learn to communicate clearly to sync expectations.
  • Learn to see priorities as they evolve so nothing falls through the cracks.
  • Learn to clarify requirements early to prevent stalling or backtracking.

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