Visual Requirements Management and Decomposition with Kanban
Agile teams do a great job working on User Stories in each Iteration or Release and delivering them all - well mostly! - using the typical Scrum Story Board or even a Kanban Board. However, there is a lot of upstream effort that goes in, typically at higher levels of abstraction, with longer cadences and involving multiple stake-holders. Most organizations and teams have not yet understood the criticality of managing this upstream work well, nor the effort that needs to be put in so that the Dev board is continually supplied with User Stories at the right time.
This talk focuses on this challenge and describes what we have done as a small product company, where managing the product roadmap and successful delivery of releases is critical; and how we have improved over the last 18 months since we adopted Kanban in our own functions, with specific focus on syncing up the upstream activities with the development activities.