NOVEMBER 6-10, 2017

NOVEMBER 6-10, 2017
Official Conference of the
International Institute of Business Analysis 


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

10:25 am – 11:25 am | Presentation | Room: Roman I & II

Agile Discovery Sessions: Use your Collaboration Superpowers

Presented by: Ellen Gottesdiener


Behind every successful product is a strong, collaborating team interweaving the dual activities of discovery and delivery. Discovery work includes refining backlog items to slice them for value, clarifying themes and acceptance criteria, exploring customer needs informed by research, igniting the team to explore visual design options, crafting a product roadmap or release plan and more. This work builds a shared understanding of product needs, ensures alignment to strategy and goals, and accelerates product delivery.

Agile discovery relies on your teams’ ability to tap into the collective wisdom of all disciplines. That doesn’t happen “automagically”. Teams need people with skills in facilitation, planning, and analysis bounded by a solid foundation in agile principles. That can be you. In this presentation, Ellen shares how to tap into your collaboration superpowers to lead your agile team toward shared product outcomes through dynamic collaboration in discovery sessions. Learn tips that foster collaboration based on trust and transparency. You leave with several re-useable techniques that elevate your agile discovery work.

What Attendees Will Learn:

  • Explore EBG’s facilitated agile discovery framework to guide your collaborative planning and design.
  • Understand how to design your session for optimum interaction and minimum waste in time and energy.
  • Survey several collaboration patterns that aid in discovery.

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 Ellen Gottesdiener

Ellen Gottesdiener

President / Principal
EBG Consulting, Inc.

Ellen Gottesdiener is a pioneer in the use of collaborative practices for product discovery, emphasizing the convergence of agile + requirements + product management. She offers leadership, techniques, tools, and training to you for engaging your product community in ways that excite, invite, and produce valuable outcomes and happy teams.

Ellen is a world-renowned writer, speaker, and trainer with a keen focus on improving agile product ownership. Ellen is a key contributor to the business analysis profession across the IIBA® and PMI® communities, serving as expert reviewer and contributor of both communities’ business analysis, agile business analysis, and requirements knowledge and role delineation works.

Ellen is CEO and founder of EBG Consulting, whose professional practice helps organizations adapt how they collaborate to improve business outcomes. Her most recent book, co-authored with Mary Gorman, is Discover to Deliver: Agile Product Planning and Analysis. She also authored two more acclaimed books: Requirements by Collaboration and The Software Requirements Memory Jogger.

Ellen's 2016 Presentations:

  1. Discovery Dojo: Hunting Value for Your Agile Product
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 (1:30 pm – 4:30 pm)
  2. Agile Discovery Sessions: Use your Collaboration Superpowers
    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 (10:25 am – 11:25 am)
  3. An Opinion of Gurus: Leading Business Excellence
    Friday, November 4, 2016 (11:30 am – 12:30 pm)

Building Business Capability is the only conference that provides insight into Business Analysis, Business Architecture, Business Process, Business Rules, Business Decisions, and Business Strategy & Transformation toward the pursuit of business excellence.



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