Acceptance Criteria for Data-Focused User Stories: Part 3 In parts 1 and 2 of this blog series, I explained what acceptance criteria are/how they benefit data teams and what happens when the product owner does not accept a story. Now, I am going to walk you through the creation of acceptance criteria. Creating acceptance criteria is started and led by the product owner, but it involves the entire team to ensure complete understanding and clear […]
There are several ways to handle a story that is not accepted by the product owner, and the correct response must be decided on a case-by-case basis. It is important that the data team stays focused on creating value, and that requires regular reviews and adaptations.
Acceptance criteria applies to individual stories. They come from the product owner and are used by the stakeholders to assess whether or not the purpose of a story has been accomplished.
Agile analytics teams refuse to take on work that doesn’t have a clear connection to organizational value. As an agile coach, I often get pushback from DW/BI teams that it’s “too hard” to understand the specific value of each small piece of data work. Here’s how we walk through the process of understanding value even on a small scale. Read more
Lynn Winterboer provides recommendations on what to attend at Agile2016 in Atlanta. Read more
An overview of the sessions we attended and what we learned! Read more
This TDWI FlashPoint article, Why Build Architecturally Complete BI/DW User Stories?, was selected for TDWI’s annual “Best of TDWI” digital magazine. Read more
Short case studies of two different ways to slice data warehousing value into small deliverables. Read more
Cutter Consortium highlighted my work in their publications! The popular topic that gained repeated attention was: User Stories for DW/BI teams. Read more
My response to the question, “What’s in your Definition of Ready? When does the ‘ready’ criteria apply? – i.e. ready by the end of Spring Planning (how?) or ready for the beginning of the Sprint?” Read more