Agile Arizona – PRODUCT INCEPTION CANVAS: HOW TO BUILD THE RIGHT THING
November 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm
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This is a session at Agile Arizona 2020.
Want an easy tool to help you start building great products that people love?
That’s exactly what the Product Inception Canvas is: a practical worksheet to help you, your business people, your stakeholders, and other people on your team to discover exactly what to do next as you build and extend your product.
The Product Inception Canvas facilitates alignment among business people, product development teams, and stakeholders. We begin by identifying, discussing, and aligning on our company vision and product vision: Who are we? Why do we exist? How will the world be different and better because of the work we are doing? Next, we identify stakeholders and bring them to life as user personas: Who cares about the work we are doing? Who are they, really, including all their details? Finally, we put it all together into a product backlog—an ordered to-do list of everything we want to be true about our product in the future: What are the wants and needs of our stakeholders? What problems will we solve for them? Which problems should we solve first to maximize their joy?
Attendees leave with actionable next steps to improve their current product or to begin building a new product. They will know how to use the canvas with their teams and stakeholders to gain deeper insights into their mission and purpose and to maximize the value of the product they deliver. They will be able to build great products that people love.
Richard Kasperowski is an author, teacher, speaker, and coach focused on team building and high-performance teams. Richard is the author of two books: High-Performance Teams: The Foundations and The Core Protocols: A Guide to Greatness, as well as the forthcoming book High-Performance Teams: Core Protocols for Psychological Safety and Emotional Intelligence. He leads clients in building and maintaining high-performance teams that get great results using the Core Protocols, Agile, and Open Space Technology. Richard created and teaches the course Agile Software Development at Harvard University, and he co-teaches the Spark! fellowship at Boston University. Learn more and subscribe to Richard’s newsletter at www.kasperowski.com.