ProductCamp Austin is this Saturday – January 15. This is literally the first time I’ve been in town and available for a ProductCamp, so I’m pretty excited to attend. I have submitted a possible session to present at ProductCamp called “Using Business Objectives to Kill Scope and Launch Better Products”.
This topic is all about how you drastically cut the scope of products and still deliver a valuable product that your customers love. We use business objectives to ensure that every feature developed contributes measurable business value for the product. We want to show you how to develop good business objectives and then to apply those business objectives to cut the scope of the product. We do this using something we call Objective Factors, which attach dollar values to your features for comparison against one another. Ultimately you then select the features that add the most dollar value for development, delivering a valuable product for your customers.
If you are interested in the topic, put in a vote for our session and I’ll share the ideas and look forward to any feedback or suggestions you may have on how to do this!