Senior Project Manager / Team Leader
Aleksandra Pyta is a Senior Project Manager and Team Leader at Netguru. She manages a portfolio of over 20 projects which involve around 100 people.Her main passion is growing: herself and people around her. And when it comes to growing herself – she’s addicted to reading and is a certified PSPO I, PSM I, PSM II.She loves collecting new experiences and traveling the world – and what she loves the most is combining these two. She spent some time in Denmark, where she polished her communication skills in a Marketing Management course. Then she calculated the perfect pressure in steam boilers and transmission line losses during her studies at Poznań & Warsaw University of Technology. She also spent a few months in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, preparing documentation for a III+ generation AP1000 reactor and enjoying hot-dogs at Pittsburgh Pirates baseball games.
User Story Mapping: Secret Weapon in the Daily Struggle against Scope Creep - Wednesday 1st of April 14:30
How to control the constantly growing scope of the project? What to do when the Product Owner is inexperienced, does not have a coherent product vision and gives the team conflicting information? One can (a) panic, (b) get lost in a constant flow of chaotic request and requirements, (c) push team do more when they seem to know less with every single day. I know this well, I did all of those. But then I tried something else that saved us from a certain catastrophe.On the example of one of the projects from my portfolio I will show you how introducing story mapping in the middle of the project:
– allowed to specify the shape and scope of the product
– provided a common language for the PO and the Team,
– saved the project from being killed by the scope creep,
– inspired the Product Owner to dig deeper into product developmentI will show you that this tool can be used not only to create a vision of a product at the beginning of the PO x Dev Team cooperation but if you missed that ship you can still get onboard also later on to reap some benefits.