Friday Agile Coaching Customer Discovery and Personas June 5, 2015
AGENDA Who are our users Customer Discovery – What is it? Personas Personas to User Stories
User Activity List your known users List anything you know about your users (Title, Interests, How they use the product, etc.)
Customer Discovery – What is it? If you have a great idea and no customers or users, it is still a great idea??? 3 Questions to ask? 1. Who are the customers and users? 2. Why should we develop the product? 3. Where does the backlog come from? Why is knowing your customers important? The first step to creating a product is to understand your target users and customers.
Customer Discovery Activity You have just been added to a new product innovation team that is tasked with developing a brand new product for Amazon. You need to interview your potential customers to see: 1. Who they are? (Name) 2. What they like to do? (Details) 3. How they use Amazon today? (Details) 4. What problem needs to be solved? (Goal)
Personas Personas offer a great way to capture the users and the customers and their needs. They are fictional characters that have a name and picture, relevant charactertistics such as role, activities, behaviours, and attitudes, and a goal which is the problem that has to be addressed or the benefit that should be provided PICTURE & NAME DETAILS GOAL What does the persona look like? What are the persona’s relevant Why would the persona want to What is its name? Choose a characteristics and behaviours? buy or use the product? What picture and a name that are These may include demographics, problem should the product solve? appropriate and that help you job, lifestyle, spare time activities, What benefit does the persona develop sympathy for the persona. and common tasks. want to achieve?
Persona Activity Based on your interview take the information that you gathered and fill out the Persona Template. We will give you 5 minutes for this activity. You can use this Persona template located on the Agile Sharepoint site here (Documents – Training – Tools – RomanPichlerPersonaTemplate).
From Personas to User Stories… Ahhh! So you have a Persona now what do you do? Great Question and I am glad you asked! Using your Persona to create user stories is way to personalize your work. It is a way for you to truly recognize who your customer is and not just CR 123456 Derive Epics from the Persona Goals Use their goals to identify product functionality – Persona Epics These are high-level and rough Decompose Epics into User Stories Persona Epic User Story Users Stories Ready DoR
User Story Activity With the information that you gathered, can you write 1-2 epics/user stories? We will give you 3 minutes to complete.
Personas and Customers just one piece of the puzzle Obviously there is more to it than just interviewing some folks and creating personas to develop a product. But Customer Discovery is the first piece to this puzzle.
Lean Canvas – What is it?
What can I do with this? So, this sounds cool and I think it would help our team…next step? We have the tools out on Sharepoint. Check with your team to see if this would be of benefit Always feel free to reach out for assistance!