Jeff Patton

Jeff Patton is the glue that connects good product management and strategy, lean user experience and agile delivery practices together. He has authored numerous articles, essays and, most recently, a book, User Story Mapping. An independent consultant with a unique teaching and speaking style, he uses hand-drawings and engaging story telling to share his passion for product design.

Jeff has a long, involved history in product design. He has designed and developed software for the past 20 years on a wide variety of projects from on-line aircraft parts ordering to electronic medical records. Jeff has focused on Agile approaches since working on an early Extreme Programming team in 2000. In particular, he has specialized in the application of user-centered design techniques to improve Agile requirements, planning, and products.

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Jeff Patton

Balancing Continuous Discovery and Delivery

From Rosenfeld Media's Product Management + User Experience Virtual Conference.

If you're a product manager or UX designer, it may seem like your work doesn't matter much, at least when compared to seeing something working and delivered. In many organizations, product and design work should happen quickly and quietly behind the scenes, and be finished in time for the development team to estimate it and get started building it. But, it doesn't have to be that way.

In this talk, Jeff Patton, author of User Story Mapping, will explain how the work we do to identify and validate what to build can take center-stage in your development approach. Jeff will explain strategies for:

  • Giving equal visibility to discovery and delivery work
  • Involving team members in day to day product discovery work
  • Keeping stakeholders informed and involved in product discovery work

 

You'll leave with ideas for keeping discovery and delivery work running continuously and smoothly with the whole team involved.

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Story Mapping for UX Practitioners:
Tying Agile & UX Together

You’ll learn…

  • How to build a story map—something you already use—from scratch
  • How to overcome the Agile dogma that often starts projects off on the wrong foot
  • Why the story mapping vocabulary can alleviate the lack of common understanding that comes with tying Agile & UX together
  • You can put this process in place for projects you’re working on right now
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Jeff Patton

An Agile UX Primer

You’ll learn…

  • Understand the meaning of "Agile"
  • Understand The Agile Manifesto - Where agility is a value system, more esthetic than process
  • Recognize the seven characteristics of successful Agile Development
  • Understand emerging common process life - Cycle and roles - The Customer, the Development Team, and The Coach
  • Turn a snowman into an onion - The basic anatomy of an Agile iteration
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