Location: T B D
Deborah Wyse presents Impact Mapping
- You Had Me At "Why" - Introduction to Impact Mapping
Learn a visual, collaborative product planning approach that aligns the business and tech visions and highlights assumptions early.
You will learn why you want to use it, who needs to be in the room, how it responds to new information gained from inspection and adaptation and what to include in the map's information hierarchy.
To conclude, we will break into groups and create impact maps based upon a specific and measurable goal.
Bio: Deborah Wyse is an experience project manager and newly minted CSM who is passionate about mission-driven technology initiatives. Active in Philadelphia's Women in Tech, Agile and Dining for Women communities, she also enjoys tending her urban landscape to maximize sustainability and delight.
She is a Project Manager with Communally.
Deborah Wyse can be found at
My take on Impact Mapping is that the WHAT of What are we building, or What are we trying to change – becomes secondary to the other questions of Why and Who and How.)
“There are two key factors to consider for software delivery using impact maps, and recognising the right context is crucial to get the most out of the method.
The two important dimensions are the consequences of being wrong (making the the wrong product management decisions) and the ability to make investments.”
Because in the long run, we don’t deliver software - we deliver an impact on people.
We need clear product definition before a big investment in time, people or money.
-====== Instead of a Haiku for the Meeting Placeholder ====-
If you have an apple and I have an apple
and we exchange apples, then you and I
will still each have one apple.
But if you have an idea and I have an idea
and we exchange these ideas, then each
of us will have two ideas.
- George Bernard Shaw ( 1856 - 1950 )
"You can't save time. You can only spend it, but you can spend it wisely or foolishly."
- - - Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh
Haiku for the night
The meeting will be
ONE WEEK EARLY O. M. G.
Thanksgiving next week ?
. . Yes, the lines above are a Haiku = 5 - 7 - 5